Longford Park Community Allotment

- Rylands Kitchen Garden -

Longford Park - Community Allotment

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

Sundays 10am -12pm
Mondays 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 10 -12pm
Thursdays 6pm -7.30pm (summer time only)

If you would like to find out more drop in to one of our sessions, contact Margaret on 0161 865 6064, or fill in the form below.

Latest News and Events

  • Longford Park Community Allotment Open Day – September 30th – 2-5pm
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    Come down to the Community Allotment Open Day - just head through the black door next to pets' corner for: plant stall, stalls from Pets' Corner, Stretford in Bloom and the Three Bees, tea and coffee,  and a talk from Helen Rudlin from Biophilia Eco Therapy on Garden Design and Gardening with... more

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  • Community Allotment – Spring Open Day 2018
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    Longford Park Community Allotment Rylands Kitchen GardenSpring Open Day 2018 15th April 2:00pm - 5:00pm Come along  to one of our events or sessions, you don't need any gardening experience. Everyone joins in to help with tasks and we simply share the produce when its ready!Tea cales / Meet Volunteers / Meet Three Bees / Plants for Sale / Composing TalkNormal Opening Times: Sun 10:00 - 12:00 noon Mon 2:00 - 4:00 pm Wed... more

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  • Get Composting Event This Friday (16th February)
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    Compost Critters - Family WorkshopLongford Park... more

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  • Longford Park Community Allotment
  • Categories: Community Allotment | General.

    We are a sub-group of Friends of Longford Park, run by a small Steering Group who do all the planning and organising. A member of the Steering Group is present at every session, which we hope to cover, if possible, over the whole summer.We grow as organically as we can and started in 2010 by using the original flowerbeds for growing vegetables. We have developed a fruit garden with espaliered fruit trees and fruit cages, a small orchard and... more

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  • The BIG DIG Saturday 16th March 2–5pm Longford Park
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    Rylands Kitchen Garden – is developing – and needs YOU!Through the black door in the wall past the pet’s corner, on the patch where the kitchen garden was in John Ryland’s day, there have been many changes over the last two years! A group of locals, part of Friends of Longford Park, are now growing local food.Saturday 16th March is BIG DIG day nationally and we will be among numerous gardens in the North West and across the... more

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