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!
We are thrilled at the news that BBC Gardeners World will be with us filming on site on 5th & 6th September 2019.
More details will be given nearer the time but between now and then let's get the place spick and span and a place for others who see our site to go green... with envy!
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.
Elaine and Julia (The Potty Plotters)
Join us to celebrate the Official Opening of our Growing Academy and Starter Plots.
BBC Radio Derby's Andy Twigge and G F Tomlinson's Kevin Dodds will be cutting the ribbons.
There will be fantastic home-made cakes; refreshments; tours of our wonderful, nationally recognised allotment site; and great value, quality plants available for your allotment, garden or patio.
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?
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)!
All allotment associations must not only look at the needs of allotmenteers today but those of the future. We need younger generations to take up allotmenteering and have young people learn skills that are essential to the sustainability of the site. As peoples’ lives change, we need to be able to offer them allotment gardens that are manageable within the time they have available.
This can be a three part gift and a perfect way to recycle plastic plant pots, paper, string, bags…
Do you have fruit on your plot that is going to waste?
It is with great pride that we can now share with you the news that Ashbourne Road District Allotments has been awarded Green Flag Community Award.