5 Fabulous Allotments
It’s national allotment week and our theme is Edible England so there's a veritable trug load of delights for you this September! Grab top growing tips from the gardeners, explore secret brambleways and spot wonderful wildlife with these enticing events.
Grow feral, taste feral
From the exotic to the everyday, Osprey Community Allotments has it all. Have a sensational afternoon apple bobbing, plant print making, and willow weaving as well as wandering their cottage garden, orchard and allotment, including ‘Batu Kunku’ their polytunnel for growing overseas varieties.
Dug deep in history
A green sanctuary with a very long history, come and uncover the mystery of the lady that gave land to locals to feed their families. Or just get some top tips from today’s gardeners and see a display of their seasonal produce.
Sculptures, sheds and chalets
There’s so much to see at St Mary’s Allotments! Follow Victorian hedgerows and spot contemporary sculpture, listen out for the multitude of birds recorded on site and maybe even spy a shy muntjac deer. With an eco plot and creative shed there’s something for all tastes here.
Bees, beaches and beans
Pop along and take a tour of this community garden, run by and for local homeless and vulnerably housed people. See and hear how they created their beach themed show garden and secret bramble walkway as well as cultivating their vegetable plots.
Tours, trails and allotment activities
There’s a lot going on at Bowes Allotments for all the family. From planting and picking to sampling and sharing your own favourite recipes.
BONUS!: Dig a little deeper
Settle in to listen to the history of the veg patch at the historic favourite of allotment holders, The Gardeners Rest. This fascinating illustrated talk will take you from the 1700s through industrialisation and two world wars to the current popularity of the plot.
Find out more
- Like this post? Find more inspiration in our other Festival Spotlights
- Explore the directory for more fascinating events
PLEASE NOTE - These events were accurate at the time of publication but this year more than ever the details are subject to change. Please check the individual entries for more.