Longford Park Community Allotment
- RYLANDS KITCHEN GARDEN -
Set up in 2010 by a sub group of the Friends of Longford Park, the community allotment surrounds the bowling green. It is a beautiful area, full of vegetables, soft fruit, a developing orchard, espaliered fruit trees and a herb wheel. Two large greenhouses have been installed for protected cultivation, as well as a beehive run by the Three Bees Co-operative.
The work is entirely undertaken by volunteers, so we are always keen to have new gardeners. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to regular times or days, you can drop in to help in any of our sessions when it suits. We welcome those without any experience as well as those with some gardening experience.
Payment is in the produce grown, and what isn’t used by volunteers is often offered to the public for a donation to the allotment.
We usually hold 2 to 3 open days a year where plants and cakes can be bought, you can chat to the volunteers and meet the bee keepers, and the weather is almost guaranteed to be sunny. We have also hosted other one off events such as ‘preserving and pickling’ and composting events.
Entrance is through the large black door in the wall near Pets' Corner and the Café.
The allotment is open to drop in and look round, or to join in the work on
If you would like to find out more drop in to one of our sessions, contact Margaret on 0161 865 6064, or use the form when you click on the contacts button above.
Latest News and Events
- Allotment Open Day Sunday Sept 17th Categories: Community Allotment | Featured | General.
- Fantastic News!! Outstanding awards for Longford Park and for Longford Park Community Allotment. Categories: Community Allotment | Featured | General.
- Community Allotment Open Day Sunday 25th September 2022 1.30-4.30pm Categories: Community Allotment | Featured | General.
- Try bowling at Longford Park Categories: Community Allotment | Featured | General.
Posted: August 20, 2023
Don't miss the next allotment open day! for all the details, see the attached flyer.... more
Posted: October 19, 2022
The awards were given by the RHS Northwest in Bloom Scheme and recognise all the hard work put into making the Park and the Community Allotment places for the community to enjoy. Special thanks to all the volunteers who work hard to make this happen.... more
Posted: September 19, 2022
Come along this coming Sunday. Click here for further details. a5 allotment 09 2022... more
Posted: April 14, 2022
Longford Park Over 55s Bowling Club will be offering free bowls sessions at the Open Day Allotment Event on Sunday 24th April 2022 (1.30-4.30 pm). For all the details, see the attached flyer. 1_3 A4 leaflet... more