Allotments

Allotment Open Day 2014 (18)

The fruits of the labour

Wokingham Town Council operates four allotment sites within the town:

Gipsy Lane 77 plots; Latimer Road 52 plots; Ormonde Road 161 plots; St. Paul’s Gate 18 plots.

The majority of plots are 2.5 poles in size which is an old measure from the tip of the nose of the ox to the back of the plough – around 70 to 80 square metres.

Please visit Wokingham Town Council’s website to register your interest in renting a plot.

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Allotments open day 2014

Annually as part of Wokingham in Bloom the best plots on each site are chosen by a panel of very accomplished gardeners.  The best newcomer over the previous twelve months is also chosen.  All prize winners are awarded gardening vouchers and a certificate which are presented by the Town Mayor during an evening celebration in September.  The winning plot at each site also receives an engraved trophy.

In 2014 the Bloom judges were shown around the Latimer Road site by plotholders Cllr Tony Hewetson and Keith Winter.  The judges wrote “the allotments were of a very high standard”.

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Many hands on the pump at Gipsy Lane orchard, March 2014

 

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