Wellesbourne Allotments
Growing Our Own Food Since 1838

Plot Holders

97 plots are worked by approx 150 people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities

Some of our current plot holders can count back at least three generations while others are new to the area, new to allotments and bring young children to their plots.

Our latest survey showed more than 600 villagers receive produce from plot holders.

Here are some of their stories

Growing Friendships As Well AS Veg on Plot 58a & 61a

Matt and Kerry-Sue Plot 58A & 61 A - Our allotment neighbours, soon became allotment friends and have always been on hand with advice and the odd cuppa or two from John and Eddie ! Over the years this small band of plot holders ‘down our end’ have reinforced my feelings on community gardening, helping each other in times of need and produce abundance ! On a beautiful cloudless September evening in 2015, this wonderful group of allotmenteers, throw us a drinks and nibbles do in celebration of our marriage with food from our plots ! 

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Food For All

Kate Sugden - Plot 44b - How many can an allotment support ? Last year, in addition to my family, my parents, friends and colleagues at work, mine produced food for various bird families, small mammals, lots of insects, and a hedgehog. Allotments and gardens can provide a sanctuary for wildlife, especially in built up areas or where there is intensively managed farmland, like around Wellesbourne……….

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Best Newcomers 2016

Peter George & Karen Dukes - Plot 9b - So, always having liked growing things, but not having had the garden to do it in, I thought getting my hands on an allotment would be a good idea. I had heard that they were tough to get, and whilst there was a waiting list, to be fair the process and ease with which I managed to get one surprised me…….

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Have Fun Get An Allotment

Ian & Jo - Plot 44a - “Have fun – get an allotment!” George Horrocks offers his thoughts having been to see Wellesbourne Allotments “You’re having a larf!”. This was my way of testing / probing Ian on his colourful structures when we strolled over on a bright Spring morning to visit the allotments and Plot 44A in particular…….

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28 Years And Still Growing

Richard Bacon - Plot 49a - As he looks forward to this year’s harvests, Wellesbourne Allotmenteer Richard Bacon has also been looking back … “ I was fortunate enough to get an allotment the very day we moved into Wellesbourne, 28 years ago. And I’m only in my 50s now. As we prepare for the 29th season, what has changed……….

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The Toddler-Friendly Way

Carly & Peter - As parents to a toddler who loves being outdoors, we felt that it was a great idea to get our names down on the waiting list for an allotment in Wellesbourne as soon as we moved to the village. After initially a rather long wait, we started to quickly move up the list and were lucky enough to take over a very well maintained plot in February……

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Harvest the sweetest veg imaginable

John, Gillian & Willow - Plot 5B - Around January 2018 Simon contacted us stating plots were available, it was on a cold damp January morning where we first ventured on to the Allotments. This is where we first saw Plot 5B and agreed that was the one for us. This was our first steps into the world of Allotments and that of Plot holders having never had an Allotment before…….

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Stroke ! - What Stroke ?

Sandy & Steve - Plot 50B — In 2011 I suffered a stroke and was significantly paralysed down my right hand side. After leaving Hospital I was advised to take up exercise and so my partner Sandy and I started a keep fit regime. We started swimming, bicycle riding and walking. On one of our walks we visited Wellesbourne Allotments ……

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My love Affair With 'Lottie'

Mary Geilser - Plot 59F - I moved to Wellesbourne in October 2010 and it wasn’t until I`d settled in that I realised that opposite to my house there were allotments! I`d never thought about having one until I went to the open day. My eyes were opened! What a sight. Wonderful vegetables and fruit growing in soil that looked good enough to eat!! I was hooked……

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