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Allotments not only provide you with fruit, vegetables and flowers at a very reasonable cost, but allotment gardening is also a very healthy relaxing outdoor exercise.
Harpenden Town Council provides allotments at 15 sites throughout Harpenden. Two allotment societies administer the allotments on the Town Council’s behalf, these are East Harpenden Gardening Club and South Harpenden Allotments and Gardens Society. All sites have a water supply and most have an adjoining car park. If you would like more information, or would like to rent an allotment, please contact one of the allotment societies or the Town Council. A detailed map is featured below which shows which society is responsible for which allotment site.
The Club was formed about forty-five years ago as a trading club. For the past thirty-five years, the Club has administered allotment sites in the Batford area in co-operation with Harpenden Town Council.
The Club’s Headquarters and store are at Holcroft Road (next to Batford Memorial Hall) and are well-stocked, with a wide variety of horticultural requisites at very competitive prices. The store is open on Sundays between 10.00am and 12 noon.
For membership details, including fees, please contact: Phil Batchelor
Tel: 01582 462866
SOUTH HARPENDEN ALLOTMENTS AND GARDENS SOCIETY (website: www.shallotments.org.uk)
The Society manages over 400 plots on 9 sites across the Town (no's 7-15 shown on the map below).
To enquire about plot availability and membership, please Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Society's shop on a Sunday morning between 10am and 12pm. The shop is located on the Piggottshill site in Dark Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1QA. It stocks a wide range of seeds, compost, fertilizer and more. Harpenden Horticultural Society members may also use the shop upon presentation of their HHS membership card.
East Harpenden Gardening Club
1. BATFORD, opposite Holcroft Road
2. RIVERSIDE, off Lower Luton Road
3. PICKFORD HILL, of Lower Luton Road
4. MARQUIS LANE, off Station Road
5. CRABTREE LANE, off Crabtree Lane
6. WESTFIELD, off Westfield Road
South Harpenden Allotments and Gardens Society
7. ALDWICKBURY, off Dark Lane
8. HARPENDEN RISE, off Luton Road
9. CROSS LANE, off Welbeck Rise
10. TOPSTREET WAY, off Topstreet Way
11. SIBLEY AVENUE, off Grove Road
12. HEATH CLOSE, off Southdown Road
13. OAKLEY ROAD, off Grove Road
14. CHURCHFIELD, entrance from Somerfield Supermarket car park.
15. PIGGOTTSHILL, off Grove Road
The health benefits are extensive: organic produce is pesticide-free and the taste is excellent.
There are the advantages for all members of the family to get involved in some form of exercise in the fresh air.
Individuals have an opportunity to make friends with others of a similar interest regardless of social/economic background and age!There is a wealth of help, support and advice that new plotholders may seek from experienced plotholders if required.
There is an opportunity to make your own compost, thereby recycling garden waste and encouraging natural biodiversity.
Overall, the benefits of allotment gardening are excellent value — and much better than just watching gardening programmes!
HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL
TOWN HALL, LEYTON ROAD,
HARPENDEN, HERTS AL5 2LX
Telephone: 01582 768278
Fax: 01582 760026
The Town Council is keen to ensure that anyone who wants one can have an allotment. If you have a disability which requires the adaptation of an existing allotment plot, please contact the Town Council or the relevant allotment society to discuss what changes can be made.
Last updated about 5 months ago