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:
Dates for your Diary
AGM - 14:00 11th October 2020 at Raglan Road Scout Hut
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
2019 AGM - Minutes and supporting documentation
Approval For Bees on our Site - See below
Approval To Keep Bees on our Site
We now have approval to keep bees on our allotment.
Last Thursday committee members Liz, Carolyne and Phil met up with Janet Long and David Rome (Trafford’s adviser on bee-related matters) at our allotment to show them plot 26a, the potential plot we have allocated to house bee hives. Our resident expert, Ewan Houldridge, was there too to demonstrate that we had taken advice before inviting them and to answer any questions.
Ewan was great and explained how the project would operate. He will be tutoring about 4 people for 40 weeks on the art of beekeeping.
The Committee will organise the preparation of plot 26a to be ready by April when the hives and bees will be installed.
We can only get to the hives when Ewan is there, which will be once a week to check things out along with the students. Of course, you as our Plot holders will also be able to see what’s going on too. Exciting times!