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:
If you have a question or would like to find out more about our allotment or waiting list, please complete the form below.
New This Month
New recipe - Roasted Cauliflower with a Creamy Onion Sauce
Hedgehog alert - See below
New Gallery Item - Carolyne's Wildlife Area
Dates for your diary - See below
Summer BBQ Postponed - New Date Coming Soon
Sorry to inform you that we have had to postpone the date for the summer barbecue from 29th June. Quite a few members are on holiday on this date. We hope to rearrange to a date in July. More information will follow soon.
Hedgehogs - Please Help Protect Them
This poor little fellow was found dead on the allotment. Can you help protect our hedgehogs by refraining to use slug pellets? Also, please check your netting regularly to make sure that hedgehogs are not trapped in it. Thanks so much for your help with this.
Dates for your Diary
Summer BBQ - Date to be advised - more information soon.
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.
Find us at the top of Walton Road, Sale, adjacent to the cemetery.