Welcome to Walton Road Allotments Website. We are a medium sized allotment site comprising 50 plots, which are a mixture of full and half plots.
It is our aim to provide a friendly, communal, safe environment for members, and their children and visitors to our site. To promote gardening as a recreational activity, and to help new gardeners and members of the wider community wherever possible, learn about cultivating produce.
We grow flora, fruit and vegetables, in harmony with the fauna that share our allotment site. The WRAS committee encourages members to conserve rainwater, recycle green waste and advise on the use of organic practices.
Working a Plot
Renting an allotment is incredibly rewarding but it is also hard work. Before you consider an allotment you need to make sure that you have the time to cultivate and look after your plot.
You need to invest at least 8 hours each week, probably more, in the growing season for planting, weeding, hoeing and harvesting. You will also need time to sew, pot on, prepare the ground and plan during the winter and spring months.
After harvesting you will need time to prepare your harvest for eating, freezing, preserving or bottling. It is amazing how much time this takes.
You also need your own transport as every weed and waste that is not compostable needs to be taken from the site to the tip or your green bin.
You will be expected to keep your plot weed free and you need to cultivate at least 75% of your plot, with the remainder set aside for sheds, greenhouses, composting etc.
If you do not have this amount of time then renting an allotment is probably not for you. If you do have the time, the rewards are wonderful.
Please read Working a Plot above before you consider renting a plot.
Unfortunately we currently have no vacant plots.
If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please use the contact form below and send the following:
Plant Sales & More
We have plants for sale all year round but have a bigger selection during the spring and summer months. Our plant sales (which are very reasonably priced) generate funds which are split 50% to the society for the upkeep of the site, and 50% to Christie hospital Haematology and Transplant Support unit (HATS). To date, we have donated more than £2000 to Christies.
Learn more about HATS here: http://www.hatsupport.co.uk
We also have rhubarb and other produce for sale seasonally. Watch our noticeboard for further information.
What's New This Month
In Memory Of Stan Gorman
By Carl Henshall-Jones
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of my very good friend and allotmenteer, Stan Gorman.
Stan passed away at 8.45pm on the 4th April after an 18 month battle with Cancer, 12 months almost to the day after having his stomach removed. He fought so hard to beat it and tried to stay positive throughout.
He was an inspiration to many allotment holders and was never short of advice for anyone. If you had a question, Stan was your man. He had the answer.
My thoughts are now with his wife, Lorna and his two sons, John and David who were at his bedside until the very end.
Stan will be greatly missed by us all. But will live on in our memories.
Rest in peace. Our good friend Stan.
The funeral will take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday, 30th April at 3:30.
If you have a question or would like to find out more about our allotment or waiting list, please complete the form below.
Find us at the top of Walton Road, Sale, adjacent to the cemetery.