WELCOME

Welcome to the Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association Web Site. Here you will find all the information about the Allotment Association, and much more. There has been an Allotment Association in Wolston and Brandon for over 100 years, for more information see History of the Association.

Taking on an allotment plot is a commitment with many benefits. Fresh air and plenty of exercise culminating at harvest time with produce that tastes really good. There is nothing quite like picking fresh produce, taking it home and preparing a meal with ‘home grown food’.

The allotment site is approximately 12 acres and there are about 100 allotment plots. Plots vary in size ranging from ‘Garden Size’ plots to ‘Full’ allotment plots.

People from the local communities that do not wish for an allotment but wish to support the association and have access to the facilities, particularly the Trading Shed, can join as Affiliate Members and are always welcome.

The Association maintains annual membership of The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Membership of these organisations allow members to obtain various discounts. These discounts along with a host of other information can be found in the members section of the respective web sites.

 

CONTACT US

If you wish to enquire about membership or just have a query or question, please email admin@wbaga.co.uk. Alternatively talk to any Committee Member or visit us in the Trading Shed which is open every Saturday and Sunday between 10.00 am and midday during the season.

If your enquiry is specific to the availability of allotment plots, please complete a Membership Application Form or contact Dave Smith by phone or text on 07826164389.

The Allotment Site is located on the corner of Stretton Road and Warwick Road Wolston, with access from Stretton Road. The Address is:

Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association,

Stretton Road, Wolston. CV8 3FR

 


THE TRADING SHED

Currently the Trading Shed will only be open for collection of supplies that have been pre-ordered. Opening times will vary so keep an eye on the village/allotment Facebook pages.

For all enquiries about the Trading Shed and to pre-order your requirements, please contact:

orders4wolstonshed@gmail.com

 Or, the Allotment Association email:

admin@wbaga.co.uk

Arrangements for collection will then be made. Payment required upon collection by cheque or cash, in an envelope with your name on the front.

 Under normal circumstances The Trading Shed would be open from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 (noon) every Saturday and Sunday from 22nd February to 22nd November 2020.

 

Email orders4wolstonshed@gmail.com for the current Trading Shed Price List.


HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Wolston and Brandon Allotment Association has existed for well over 100 years and currently the allotment association occupies about 12 acres of land in Stretton Road Wolston. The Association is the tenant of the allotment land our landlord being the Wolston Parish Council who in turn lease the land from the C.R.E.W. Wilcox Trust

Currently the Parish Council rents 12 acres of private land for use by the Wolston and Brandon Allotment and Gardens Association and has done so since 29th September 1990 when it was asked to take over their lease by the Allotments Association. The land, which is administered by Godfrey-Payton, as agents for the C R E W Wilcox Will Trust, has been used as allotments for many years. The entrance on Stretton Road is opposite what used to be Herbert's Ground Allotment Field which the Parish Council, formed in 1894, rented from Mr H.Townsend, and sub- let to people from the village from 1901 to 1935. Following his death, the land was sold by the Executors of Mr Townsend and eventually, a row of houses was built on the field, which used to stretch to the old Vicarage garden which itself is now home to John Simpson Close and Chestnut Grove.

The Wilcox family has provided land for allotments in the village on the current site for many years. Some villagers will remember that there were also allotments provided in the old walled garden of Wolston Manor in the Church Field, after the Manor House was demolished, and before the primary school was built.

The current Allotment site is centrally located and, although alternative sites have been suggested and considered over the years, there were always reasons which prevented a move from the private site. Allotment Plots can be rented very economically in sizes to suit the gardener, and some have raised beds to enable easier access.

 

 

THE ASSOCIATIONS’ DOCUMENTATION

Please follow this link for more information on the Associations’ supporting documentation.