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.
Due to the current high demand for allotments, our waiting list is full and is now temporarily closed. Please check back from time to time to see any updates to the situation.
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 - To be rescheduled.
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 Notice - The Bees have arrived - see below
New Notice - Rhubarb is back on sale! - see below
New Plot Holder's Plan - login required
The Bees Have Arrived!
The Bees have finally arrived on the allotment. They were installed last week in their temporary hives to allow them to accustom and orientate themselves. They will be relocated to their permanent hives on Thursday 27th May. We are hoping the weather improves so that they can begin their work in earnest.
Could you all help by planting/sowing a few bee friendly flowers on your plots to tempt the bees? We will post more photographs when the permanent hives arrive.
Rhubarb Is Back On Sale!
After a break of nearly 18 months, our allotment is once again offering Rhubarb for sale. The price is £2 per kilo. Come and buy some when you see the gate open. Please bring the correct money as, due to covid restrictions we cannot offer change. Also please bring your own bag. Thank you for your support. All money raised goes to the society to help maintain our lovely site.
We have had a delivery of manure which will be kept in the old leaf store. If you would like to obtain some for your plot, please text Carolyne on 07970 714513 to arrange. We are charging £4 for your first helping and then free after that.
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.
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