Over Allotments & Leisure Gardeners' Association

Over Allotments
Moss Bank,
Est. 1924

Congratulations! You've just taken on an allotment

The long wait is finally over, and you've been offered a plot at Over Allotments. Now what? First and foremost, it's a friendly place to be. For more than ninety years Winsfordians have come here to enjoy peace and quiet, improve their gardening skills, and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Over Allotments and Leisure Gardeners' Association would like to keep it this way, so if you're a new plot-holder (or even a seasoned one who needs reminding!) here are a few things we ask you to keep in mind:

A few tips for the beginner allotmenteer

Allotments: a plotholder's guide - New edition

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is responsible for government policy on allotments. It is their aim that allotments should be properly preserved, promoted and cared for.

Allotments Regeneration Initiative (ARI) was commissioned by DCLG to revise and update Allotments: a plotholder's guide - a guide published by DCLG for anyone who rents or is thinking of renting an allotment plot.

The guide covers all the subjects which will be of interest if you rent (or want to rent) an allotment or if you want to know about your responsibilities or those of your allotment provider:

To download your free copy as a pdf file click here. Please note: There is no limit on the number of copies that can be downloaded.

Most of all, enjoy your plot, and don't forget that gardening requires a lot of water - most of it perspiration!