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 restoration work, the Head Gardener’s House and the outbuildings have been renovated. These provide excellent facilities for the allotment holders. There are tool storage cages located in outbuildings, a refreshment room is available in the ‘bothy’ and there are toilets in the Head Gardener’s 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! Allotment holders become part of the bigger garden project which continues to be run by enthusiastic volunteers. The project can become part of your social life and all allotment holders can access the whole project.
Interested? You can use the form here to contact us.