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:
What's New This Month
AGM 2018 - Minutes
New Gallery Photos - Late Autumn
New Blog Spot - Working in Winter
New Recipe - Spinach & Lentil Curry with Bombay Parsnips
New Veggie Recipe Link - Abel & Cole
New Gallery Photos- Photos from the Archives
New Gallery Photos - Bonfire Night
Late Autumn Photos
Carolyne Jones - Plot 7a
I took a little wander on site with my camera last week. It was a lovely mild sunny day. There were the usual magpies, pigeons blue tits and robin but I was very surprised to see 2 birds feeding on weed seeds that had been growing up a fruit cage. They looked similar to Sparrows or Chiff Chaffs but the leg colours and tail shape proved they are Willow Warblers. So it goes to show that leaving the odd weed isn't such a bad thing at this time of year. Giving food to migrating birds. Obviously we don't want weeds everywhere but I have to admit I find a little mess is good for nature. Click here to see my photos on the Gallery page.
WRAS continued the bonfire tradition this year on Saturday 3rd November. Many society members worked together to organise a relaxed and informal bonfire night. A group of volunteers built the bonfire, put up gazebos and decorated the tables with flowers and lamps in the morning. The bonfire was lit at about 5.15 and got going at an alarming rate thanks to Paul’s novel ignition technique! WRAS provided burgers, sausages, buns and rolls. Members kindly provided delicious soup, parkin and choux buns. Volunteers cooked on the barbecues (meat and veggie) and Peter Owen worked hard to keep the bonfire blazing until almost 9pm. It was good to see members plus friends and family enjoying a safe and chilled evening. A great opportunity to get to know new members and to chat to existing ones.
Thanks to everyone who came and to those who gave their time before, during or to clear up after on Sunday morning. Many hands made light work.
If you weren’t able to be there this year do try and come along in 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.