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:
What's New This Month
New Gallery Photos - Macmillan Coffee Morning
New Recipe - Marrow Chutney
New Recipe - Marrow and Ginger Jam
AGM - 11th November 2018 at 2pm
Our AGM will be held on the 11th November 2018 at 2pm at the Scout Hut on Raglan Road. This is the time to share with you everything that has happened this year and any future plans. It is also a forum for you to voice any concerns or ideas. The meeting would mean nothing without you so please make every effort to be there as we do value your contribution.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018
Our site hosted another Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 28th September. The weather was excellent which always helps and the event was enjoyed by a good number of plot holders, guests and members of the public enticed in by the amazing cakes and biscuits.
We raised a fabulous £565.00 and that’s a lot of cakes and produce!
A big, big, “thank you” to Yoko Shelley, plot 28b, who was the driving force behind the success. Thanks too to all the bakers, helpers and guests.
This is a really good cause and deserves our support again next year.
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.