Siddington Village Allotments
Great hobby, healthy exercise, great vegetables, fruit and flowers 
© Copyright Siddington Village Allotments Administrator 2017

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History of Siddington’s Allotments

Siddington Allotments have been there for over a hundred years, they belong to a land owner who lives in Cirencester. Many years ago there used to be three lots of allotments in our village. Liz Gardner took over as warden on 16th of April 2002; then there were only fourteen people using the allotments. You could not see between the unused plots and the gardeners felt like it was a losing battle. You know the rules, one year weed seven year seeds! The brambles had taken over. In her family Liz is the third generation to have an Allotment at Siddington and there is a wide generation of people gardening, from the fit to the amazing to the very tidy, to the not so tidy, but there is one thing for sure, everyone has worked hard to get the allotments back from a state of disrepair.

You cannot beat the taste of your own grown fruit and vegetables

There are 24 plots and 40 people working them. We now have a waiting list which is great, but in the Cirencester area we have lost allotments to housing, and as is the same in most areas, we only miss them when it is too late. The wealth of information you can gain from talking to fellow plot holders is incredible. We get together twice a year in February and October.
We do not have a water supply from tap, but instead get water from the brook as has been done historically for many years. The ways to collect water can be quite ingenious and it’s surprising what can be made into a water catcher. Please let us know what you would like to see included on the site or if you have photos or information that you would allow to be published then please contact Liz Gardner.
Siddington Village Allotments
great hobby, healthy exercise, great vegetables, fruit and flowers
© Copyright Siddington Village Allotments Administrator 

About

History of Siddington’s Allotments

Siddington Allotments have been there for over a hundred years, they belong to a land owner who lives in Cirencester. Many years ago there used to be three lots of allotments in our village. Liz Gardner took over as warden on 16th of April 2002; then there were only fourteen people using the allotments. You could not see between the unused plots and the gardeners felt like it was a losing battle. You know the rules, one year weed seven year seeds! The brambles had taken over. In her family Liz is the third generation to have an Allotment at Siddington and there is a wide generation of people gardening, from the fit to the amazing to the very tidy, to the not so tidy, but there is one thing for sure, everyone has worked hard to get the allotments back from a state of disrepair.
You cannot beat the taste of your own grown fruit & vegetables
There are 24 plots and 40 people working them. We now have a waiting list which is great, but in the Cirencester area we have lost allotments to housing, and as is the same in most areas, we only miss them when it is too late. The wealth of information you can gain from talking to fellow plot holders is incredible. We get together twice a year in February and October. We do not have a water supply from tap, but instead get water from the brook as has been done historically for many years. The ways to collect water can be quite ingenious and it’s surprising what can be made into a water catcher. Please let us know what you would like to see included on the site or if you have photos or information that you would allow to be published then please contact Liz Gardner.