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Nature blog - Jenny Bourne

The RPA Nature blog with Jenny Bourne.

Watch the seasons unfold right here at our very own allotments

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Autumn Social

Autumn Social

Sunday 21st September 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Seed Store

The biggest date in the Allotments calendar is the Autumn Social.

Pumpkin competition, Produce Show, Grand Raffle, Home Produce sale, Scarecrow Competition, Beer Tent, BBQ

Click here for a list of the Produce Show categories.

Times of Events

10.15am – 11.00am – Registration and entries in for the Produce Show, Pumpkin and Scarecrow competitions – bell to be rung at 11.00am for the end of registration.

11.00am – 1.00pm – Café open

11.00am – 11.15am – Produce show judges briefing

11.15am – 11.45am – Judging for the Produce show and Scarecrow competition

11.30am – BBQ, Home Produce stall and Beer Tent open for business

12.15pm – Pumpkin competition judging and prize giving by Andrew Hanson NPL

12.45pm – 1.00pm – Prize giving for Sunflower competition and Thanks followed by

1.00pm onwards – The Grand Raffle (time may vary)

Contact details:
General info – Jenny Bourne: 07732 011 936
Produce Show – Ruth Walker: 07500 556 107

We always need help on the day – please contact us if you can spare
some time – Thanks

Home Produce for the Autumn Social

If you’re making jams, preserves or chutneys this summer please keep a few jars for our Home Produce stall at the Autumn Social.

We sell what you make to raise funds for the Allotments.

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What to do this month

What to do this month

What should you be sowing and planting now?

What crops should be ready for harvesting?

What jobs need doing on your plot?

Find out in our month-by-month calendar of what to do and when.

Your photos

Your photos

Portraits of fellow plotholders proudly displaying their horticultural successes. Inspirational images of nature’s bounty. Or candid shots of the less savoury aspects of allotment life.

Our photo galleries feature all these – and more.

Seed Store cafe welcome sign

Seed Store cafe

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and delicious homemade cakes.
Sundays 11am - 1pm

Allotment main entrance - unlocked padlock

Waiting list now open

Do you want to put your name down for a plot? Click here to find out how.

Allotment main entrance opening time

Opening and closing times throughout the year can be found here.