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Gardeners and Allotment Association

 

The Siddington allotments are one of those very special places where you find the postmistress alongside the local yoga instructor, the painter-decorator weeding next to the artist, each person working the earth and connected by a common passion for gardening, fresh air and harvesting home-grown produce. Pale stone cottages frame the rectangular site, both the geographical and spiritual heart of our Cotswold community.

 

Siddington Gardeners & Allotment Association is a friendly bunch of gardeners and plot holders with a passion for gardening. Join in the fun, meet other gardeners, and learn more about gardening. This new generation of gardeners is reducing its carbon footprint, getting healthy exercise in the fresh air, and growing wonderfully tasty (often organic) fruit and vegetables. The dynamic social calendar includes an annual plant sale; the Village Grow and Show; talks on everything from orchids to bugs and compost; tidy days with tea and cakes; flower arranging at Easter and Christmas; allotment week; and get-togethers at the pub when seasoned members share hot tips and gardening advice.

 

Siddington Allotments have been around for over a hundred years. They belong to a land owner who lives in Cirencester. There are 24 plots, with 40 people working them. Water supplies have always come from the nearby brook. Over the years, some most ingenious ways of collecting water have been invented - it's surprising what can be made into a water catcher!

 

So last year we were unable to run our lovely Village Grow & Show as we need more support running and organising this event. Like all other village activities they don't just happen!! It takes a lot of work from a few people for us to all enjoy. Are you able to help? Local gardening events to support this will hopefully become part of Siddington's life again soon. You don't have to have an allotment to be involved, all welcome.....

 

Next Gathering: 7.30 pm Monday 13th February 2017 in our wonderful local Pub the Greyhound - all welcome.

 

Contact

If you have been thinking of taking on an allotment, get your name on the waiting list and contact Liz on 07889 038987 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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