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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!

 

Allotment tidy day on Saturday 18th March,2-4pm

We will be having a cleanup of the communal areas on the allotment site. All allotment holders, and anyone else who is keen to see this corner of the village improved, are invited to come along to the allotments armed with rakes, secateurs and loppers.

 

Siddington Horticultural Show / Grow and Show 2017

After the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s show, plans are now developing for 2017. If you are interested in joining a small committee to help, please contact Graham on 07793 737268.


We're planning to have the show on 3rd September in the Village Hall. There will be a range of fruit and vegetable classes, some arts and craft classes, teas and cakes, and some entertainment stalls. 


If you still have one of the trophies from 2015, please get it engraved with your details and be ready to return it to us in the summer.

 

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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