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:
This baby Robin has been following Phil (plot 9a) around. Keep your eyes open for him.
What's New This Month
2018 Newsletter - Summer Newsletter 2018
New recipe - Seeded squash, pomegranate and za’atar spices
Summer Drought 2018
Please remember that Trafford Council do not allow hosepipes and sprinklers to be used for watering your plot. Please use watering cans only
Northern Moor Gardening Society Open Day
Northern Moor Garden Society are having a flower show and open day on Saturday 11th August. See below for details. All are welcome.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
We will be holding a Macmillan coffee morning on 28th September. Please come along and support this worthwhile event. We would be happy to accept your cake donations and your help too!
More details to follow.
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.