Staying Safe and Well

Whilst we have always taken pride in describing ourselves as a friendly community allotment site, please be mindful that at the moment some people may be self isolating on their plots. A cheery hello, a wave and a conversation from a distance may be very welcome but please observe a safe distance for everybody’s safety during these difficult times.

Also please either use gloves or ensure hands are clean when opening and closing the gate.  

Let’s keep our community safe and well.

ARDAA Committee 

Gardeners World visit postponed!

To everyone at Ashbourne Road Allotments

We are so sorry that we can't come to film with you for this series of Gardeners' World and appreciate that this was disappointing news to receive. We too were very excited to come and see and hear about all the amazing things that you are doing on your allotments and know that you have been working hard to get your plots 'TV ready'. The good news is that the producers want us to come in 2020... we will be in touch in the new year to confirm plans, so watch this space! 

Our Growing Academy is now Closed

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Growing Academy and purchased plants from us in 2019.

The Growing Academy is now closed for the year and will re-open in 2020. Please visit the Radio Derby Continuation Plot for ongoing growing information.

The Community Polytunnel on plot 3 is now being used by the tenants of the starter plots. Please respect their growing space.

HAPPY PLOTTING

Elaine and Julia (The Potty Plotters)

The Growing Academy

What is the Growing Academy?

The aim of the Academy is to teach and support anyone wanting to learn about growing fruit, vegetables and traditional allotment flowers. We welcome beginners, as well as more experienced gardeners, in sharing the process from sowing seed right the way through to harvest. We will also advise and guide on all things allotment and growing related, as well as providing guest speakers and classes for local community groups.

How will it benefit our allotment site?

The Starter Plots

Where to start? What to say?

As Ashbourne Road and District Allotment Association (ARDAA) again embark on a new and exciting project, we shout

Welcome aboard to our friends and allies from G F Tomlinson and pupils from Horizons 6th Form with Sally Power from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)!