Across the UK we have plenty of opportunities to go and explore local allotments when they open for the National Garden Scheme…

Daggs Allotments, Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Thornbury is a historic market town and has been a regular winner of awards in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. 120 plots, all in cultivation, many organic, inc vegetables, soft fruit, herbs and flowers for cutting. A plot holder will be available to answer any questions you may have about the plots, cultivation techniques and varieties grown.

Aberystwyth Allotments, Ceredigion

There are 46 plots in total on two sites just a few yards from each other. The allotments are situated in a lovely setting alongside River Rheidol close to Aberystwyth. Wide variety of produce grown, vegetables, soft fruit, top fruit, flowers, herbs and a newly created wildlife pond.

Grange Fell Allotments, Cumbria

The allotments are managed by Grange Town Council. Opened in 2010, 30 plots are now rented out and offer a wide selection of gardening styles and techniques. The majority of plots grow a mixture of vegetables, fruit trees and flowers.

Littleover Lane Allotments, Derbyshire

A quiet oasis just off Derby’s Outer Ring Road, hidden away in a residential area. A private site of nearly 12 acres, established in 1920, cultivated in a variety of ways, inc organic, no dig and potager style. Come and chat with plot holders about their edibles and ornamentals.

Mastin Moor Gardens and Allotments, Derbyshire

This public access (open 24/7) three acre site in Mastin Moor Derbyshire has ‘open plan’ allotments and gardens. Established in the early C21 the gardens inc an arboretum, pond, bog garden, orchard, picnic area and sensory garden in addition to some 25 allotments and memorials. There are over a mile of paths around the site.

Repton Allotments, Derbyshire

Set on the edge of Repton with lovely views over the Derbyshire countryside. There are about 20 plots growing many types of vegetables and flowers too, a Community Garden is a new addition and now inc a large communal polytunnel.

Abbotskerswell Allotments, Devon

Abbotskerswell Allotments, part of the group opening in Abbotskerswell, are situated in the heart of the village next to the playing fields. There are 22 plots, many of which have been worked for some years by the present owners, made up of a mixture of traditional plots and raised beds.

Cefn Cribwr Garden Club Allotments, Glamorgan

Behind the village hall the well kept allotments are a peaceful place away from the bustle of traffic and village life. The allotments open as part of Cefn Cribwr Garden Club group opening on Sunday 25th June.

Blockley Allotments, Gloucestershire

Blockley and District Allotment association has a 4.3 acre site with 50 plots growing vegetables, fruit, and flowers, inc a small vineyard. Blockley allotments have been established for over 100 years, with the existing allotments having recently been relocated to a new site.

Hart District Allotments, Hampshire

94 plots opened Feb 2022. Mainly organic, with water from bore hole pumped to large tanks around site. Amazing results in very short time. Working closely with neighbours in community garden. Inspiring area not to be missed.

Hook Cross Allotments, Hampshire

5¼ acre community run allotments overlooking Hook village. More than 100 plots showcasing different vegetables, fruit and flower growing styles. Plot holder demonstrations of how to grow your own. Community orchard, wildflower meadow, beetle banks, wildlife friendly gardening information.

Moss Park Allotments, Lancashire

Moss Park is a stunning, award winning allotment site in Stretford, Manchester. Wide grass paths flanked by pretty flower borders give way to a large variety of well-tended plots bursting with ideas to try at home, from insect hotels to unusual fruits and vegetables.

Sefton Park Allotments, Lancashire

Nearly 100 individually tended fruit and vegetable plots with a wide variety of produce on six acres, inc disabled and children’s allotments and a newly planted community orchard. The best kept allotment site, Liverpool 2019, and Liverpool City’s best allotment plot 2022 is Plot 33 gardened by Fatima Aabbar-Marshall.

Warton Allotment Holders, Lancashire

Warton Allotments consist of 21 plots on land rented from the diocese. Plot holders grow a wide variety of vegetables, soft fruit and flowers. We do our best to encourage environmentally friendly methods and foster a community spirit.

Washbrook Allotments, Leicestershire

A hidden oasis. There are over 100 whole, half and quarter plots growing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Meadows, Anderson shelters and a composting toilet. You can also purchase fresh produce by donation.

Willoughby Road Allotments, Leicestershire

Set in 5 acres the allotments comprise 60 plots growing fine vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs. There is a small orchard and wildflower area and a community space adjacent. Grass paths run along the site. Several plots will be open to walk round. There will be a seed and plant stall.

Ally Pally Allotments, London

Situated on a south facing hillside alongside Alexandra Park, this 140 plot allotment site has the feel of an urban village, with spectacular views towards central London and, on a clear day, the North Downs. Its diverse community of gardeners grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, with an emphasis on promoting biodiversity.

Golf Course Allotments, London

Large, long established allotment with over 200 plots, some organic. Maintained by culturally diverse community growing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers enjoyed by bees. With picturesque corners, quirky sheds and tours of best plots and newly created plot 147, a jewel garden not to be missed. A visit feels like a holiday in the countryside.

Paddock Allotments & Leisure Gardens, London

An allotment site not to be missed, over 150 plots set in 5½ acres. Our tenants come from diverse communities growing a wide range of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Some plots are purely organic, others resemble English country gardens. Winner of London in Bloom Best Allotment on four occasions.

Filkins Allotments, Oxfordshire

In the 15 yrs since a pocket of land was provided for 14 allotments in the heart of Filkins, the owners have established their individual style on the plots providing a diverse mix for visitors to look at.

The Allotments, Oxfordshire

The allotments were 1 of the first allotments to open for NGS and have been opening for 15 yrs. 9 people tend the plots growing a range of vegetables, flowers and fruit. Wheelchair access only to just inside of Allotment gate.

The Church Allotments, Oxfordshire

Steeple Aston’s longest surviving allotment site managed by an Association on behalf of the Parish Council.The setting is in the shadow of the Church tower and has lovely views towards Rousham Folly, a wonderful place for contemplation as well as weeding.

Oswestry Gatacre Allotments & Gardens Association, Shropshire

Two adjacent, large allotment communities in the heart of Oswestry; well supported and well-loved by local residents. Vast array of fruit, flowers, vegetables in every shape and form grown on the allotments. Allotment holders will be on-hand to talk about their produce and give advice.

Skool Beanz Children's Allotment, Somerset

Skool Beanz is a gardening club for children, created by Lara Honnor, to encourage children to enjoy gardening. The allotment has a huge cut flower dahila bed, vegetable area, fruit trees and bushes, a rainwater collecting station, ‘Muddy Buddy’ compost heap, quiet wildlife garden, secret den, polytunnel and plenty of seating and tables for upcycling garden arts & crafts.

Cheadle Allotments, Staffordshire

The allotments, which were opened in 2015, are located on the western edge of Cheadle (Staffs). There are 29 plots growing a variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers. A new addition in 2019 was a community area, with an adjacent wildlife area.

Randalls Allotments, Surrey

Well presented allotments in Cobham, growing unusual vegetables, fruit and salad items from different countries. Guided tours are available by the knowledgeable owners of the plots. If you have ever thought about ‘Growing Your Own’ this will inspire you.

Imberhorne Allotments, East Sussex

Approx 80 large plots with a diverse mix of planting inc grapevines, fruit, flowers and a community orchard. As a whole these allotments are magnificent and individually impressive.

Parklands Road Allotments, East Sussex

The allotments comprise of 55 plots where you will find both traditional and some exotic crops. It is obvious that the allotmenteers enjoy their space and the spectacular view of the Downs with its Jack and Jill windmills atop. Between South Downs National Park and area of ancient woodland with Downland streamside walk.

The Allotments, Stunts Green, East Sussex

Opened in March 2009. Consists of 54 parish plots. The allotment holders comprise of the enthusiastic young and the experienced old. See the fantastic array of different produce from the traditional crops to the more unusual.

South Street Plots, East Sussex

Eight individually held plots situated in the centre of the village. Each is planted in traditional allotment style, growing combinations of vegetables, fruit and flowers. Superb views.

Seaford Allotments, East Sussex

Seaford allotments have been in existence for over 110 yrs. They have 189 plots. Two thirds are a west facing slope whilst the rest are flat at the top of the hill. Most people visiting for the first time are impressed by the overall appearance of the site and the quality and range of produce grown.

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