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.


Elaine and Julia (The Potty Plotters)

Official Opening - May 19th 2pm - 5pm

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.

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)!

New Shop Opening Times

Now the growing season is restarting the Shop has reopened and we open on Saturdays and Sundays 10:00  until 14:00. 

Seed Potatoes have been delivered, if you’d ordered any they are ready for collection and if you’d like to buy some for planting this year please see us in the shop. 

There is also a good selection of seeds to purchase from the shop too. 

Ashbourne Road District Allotments is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award.

We have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

We are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

New Contact Telephone Number

The Association has a new contact telephone number - 01332 485 018.

Please use this number instead of the old mobile phone we had.

We have a number of options available when you call us now.

Option 1 - Emergency - If there is an emergency on site this will connect you with a member of the Committee. If there is a need for the emergency services please call 999 first before calling us.

Option 2 - Lettings - you will be connected to a member of the Lettings team.