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
Summer BBQ - Saturday 20th July 2019 from 4pm.
Charity Coffee Morning - 14th September 2019 - proceeds to be shared equally between Christie’s and WRAS. More info to come.
AGM - 14:00 20th October 2019 at Raglan Road Scout Hut
Bonfire Night BBQ - 2nd November 2019.
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
Trafford Allotments Competition Results - see below
Bee Keeping - See below
New blog spot - Taking Care of your Sweetcorn
New recipe - Seared Tuna, White Radish and Sesame Salad.
Winner! Best Allotment Site in Sale 2019
Walton Road Allotments won Best Site in Sale for 2019. Congratulations and thanks to all of you who worked hard to ensure our site and your plots looks the best they can do. Full results are shown below.
Bee Hives on the Allotment?
Liz and Phil went on a beekeeping taster day this week.
Some plot holders are keen to get a couple of hives on the site and they saw this as an opportunity to find out whether it was a practical objective.
They had a great time and got up close to the bees. See the photos above.
There is a way to go yet but they have increased their knowledge in this field.
We will let you have more information when we are more certain of the outcome but in the meantime it may interest you to see what we did.
The queen bee is the one with the red dot on her back.