Do you want to grow your own food in a beautiful historic walled garden?
A key part of the Elford Hall Gardens are the allotments that are contained within the original Victorian high garden wall. The wall creates a superb environment for growing fruit and vegetables by reducing exposure to wind and increasing the background temperature. There are currently 15 plots being rented which are of various sizes. Some of the plots are cultivated by groups of friends whilst others are managed by couples or individuals. There are approximately 45 people working on the plots.
As part of the project the Gardeners House and the outbuildings have been renovated. These provide excellent facilities for the allotment holders. Tool storage cages are located in outbuildings, a refreshment room in the ‘bothy’ and toilets in the Gardeners House. All plots have access to a water supply.
That’s the nuts and bolts of what’s available for the allotment holders but its more than that! Its part of a bigger garden project which has, and continues to be, run by enthusiastic volunteers. It becomes part of your social life. There are boules evenings, music and ale festival, a bonfire night – have a look at the rest of this website to see what its all about. You can use the form here to contact us.