Welcome to Walton Road Allotments Website. We are a medium sized allotment site comprising over 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:
Dates for your Diary
AGM - 14:00 11th October 2020 at Raglan Road Scout Hut
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.
New This Month
New Gallery Post - Bit Of Light Relief - Grow Your Own Wine:-)
Rhubarb - See Below
Rhubarb For Free!
During these times we are unable to sell rhubarb as we cannot come into contact with you. From this week, and for the next few months plot holders will be giving rhubarb away. We will leave it at the gate. Please only take a few sticks so that lots of people can benefit. When we next have a coffee morning, please feel free to come along and give us a small donation. Thank you, and stay safe and well.
Important - Coronavirus Update
This is an update from Trafford Council regarding working on your plot. The information will be posted on notice boards and the gates. Below is the information that you will find. Please make sure that you adhere to all the advice so that we can continue to work on our plots.
Trafford Borough Council has notified the Site Committee that plot holders can continue to visit the site at the moment.
The following advice MUST be followed:
Thanks to you all for cooperating.
IMPORTANT ADVICE ON WORKING ON YOUR PLOT DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Having the opportunity to work on your plot will be one of the few positive aspects of the current situation.
Please follow the Government advice on social distancing whilst on your plot. The cabin and toilets are now off-limits.
We can all wave to each other and shout of course! It should be a bumper year for produce!
Sadly our bee project will be postponed until it is safe to proceed, hopefully next year.
Stay safe and well.
From the WRAS Committee.
Wildlife on the Allotment
Follow the link to "Beautiful Birds" (above) to see some stunning photographs taken by Carolyne. Do you have any photographs of wildlife on your allotment? Please send them along to one of the committee members and we will publish them here.
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