Sunday 18th August – 12.00 noon until 16.00pm
The allotment site is open to the public and many people have come to look forward to this event.
There will be refreshments in the car park and music playing as well as a display of all the produce from the Annual Show.
There will be produce tables with vegetables and plants for sale.
Allotments open to look around will be marked by a flag.
There will be a wide range of allotments open including Nottingham Organic Gardeners Demonstration garden. Many of them might not be show gardens – works in progress are great and it is really fascinating to see how different the allotments all are!
About Whitemoor Allotments
The site contains 133 gardens; the largest of which is approximately 600 square yards and the smallest is 150 square yards, 2 large car parks, a recycling compound and a site shop.
Tenants of the allotments are constituted as ‘The Whitemoor Gardenholders Association’ and the site is managed and run by an elected committee of volunteering tenants with a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Shopkeeper and a Maintenance Manager. The Association holds the ground on a 25 year lease from Nottingham City Council.
Gardens are let mainly to individuals and families but we also have 2 schools on site, Framework, a project called Gateway to Nature and Nottingham Organic Gardeners have their demonstration garden on our site. A small group of people keep chickens at the site and there are an increasing number of beehives.
The particular character of the site is provided by the privet hedges that delineate each garden creating a private space.
Whilst the hedges provide privacy and security for each tenant they also mean our gardeners have the (at least) twice yearly chore of hedge cutting, this can be a major headache both for our tenants and for the management committee, who have to ensure the work is done.