The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

National Allotments Week

10 to 16 August 2015


A Plot for all Ages

Our theme this year is designed to emphasise the benefits that allotments bring to everyone regardless of age and to highlight the fact that we need to value our remaining plots and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.

To illustrate our theme we are looking for people and sites in the following categories: people who come forward will be entered in to a prize draw with prizes donated by Kings SeedsThe Edible Garden Show and Home Farmer magazine. Here's a poster to put up explaining what we are looking for Click here.

·         The oldest plot-holder

·         The youngest plot-holder (16 and upwards)

·         Youngest grower on parents plot

·         The longest continuous family rental of a plot

·         The oldest site

·         The authority that has built the most new plots over the last 5 years

Email  if you can help us with our search.

Click here for advice on how you can help to protect your site.

The week will start with the opening of a pop-up allotment in Plymouth, be followed by local events at sites around the country and conclude on the 16 August at the Summer Vegetable Weekend held by Barnsdale Gardens in the East Midlands. On this weekend Barnsdale Gardens open up the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors, and their expert growers will be available to advise you on your own veggie production and chat about their favourite subject!

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