Allotment Rhubarb Gin

So! If you have forced any early rhubarb great, as the final colour of the gin is a lighter more delicate shade of pink, but if not, carry on with the usual rhubarb and the colour will be darker but just as tasty! Lovely on its own and just as scrummy with tonic and a sliced bit of fresh rhubarb. 

(This is how I do it………..and of course the recipe can be halved………or doubled)!!


  • Large sweety type of jar or large kilner jar with tight fitting lid


Potatoes and Onions

Anytime now we'll be setting those potatoes and onions.
If you've not already got your potatoes and/or onions or you need more we have a selection in the Allotment Shop;

The Shop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-2:00

The Bridge into the Allotments

We have met with our new contact at University today and we've been told some brilliant news, that the University and Derby City Council will be paying 50% each to replace the bridge into the allotments.

There is currently no time scale but we did point out that this time of the year would be good as its our only way in to the allotments and its when there is the least traffic over the bridge as there will be little activity on the allotments. 

As soon as we know more I'll put an update on this website and on our facebook group.  



Welcome to Ashbourne Road Allotments

The Allotments were established in June 1917 and cover over 9 acres, with 130 allotment plots. We can be found  on Mackworth Road in Derby

The allotments primary function is to serve the residents of the surrounding area but this should not deter you from applying for an allotment if you live in other areas of Derby.

New members are always welcomed. Vacant plots come up fairly frequently and although there is usually a waiting list of people wanting an allotment on our site this should not deter you from adding your name to the list.

If you would like to put your name down for a plot or find out more about the allotments please contact our Secretary by secretary [at] (Subject: Website%20Enquiry) (email) or by phone on 07426 854 569

The site is owned by Derby City Council but it's leased by the Allotment Association and managed by an elected Committee. The Committee work hard to ensure all members are able to enjoy recreational gardening to the maximum, in a safe and supportive environment.