Allotments

Introduction

Allotments in Sunningdale date back to 1860, possibly earlier. The current site was first let by the Rev. Raffles Flint, the vicar of Holy Trinity, around the late 1870s. The Parish Council, which was formed on 31st December 1894, officially took over responsibility for running the allotments at Michaelmas in 1895, and it has looked after them ever since.

A complete history of Sunningdale Allotments can be found here. It provides a useful read for anybody who is keen on local history or allotments.

Here is a slideshow with pictures that were taken at the allotments in September 2016. It focuses on squashes, pumpkins and decorative plants.

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Allotments available – September 2018

Interested in a plot?

There are currently 64 plots on the site. They vary in size from as little as 2 poles (50 sq. metres) up to 6.3 poles (160 sq. metres), although the average is just over 4 poles (100 sq metres). Here is a site map.

If you are new to growing then you may find the following articles useful:

New to an Allotment?
Approaches to Cultivation.

If you are interested in having a plot then please contact the Parish Clerk for further information.

William Pack Cup for the best allotment in 2018

The full results are as follows …

Best Allotment:

1st    Ann McEwan
2nd  Daphne & David Evans
3rd   Caroline Rutherford

Highly Commended:

Olena Farquhar

Best Newcomer:

Dennis Dance.

SADGA (Sunningdale & District Gardening Association)

Quite a number of plot holders attend the monthly meetings of SADGA, the local gardening club. They are held on the first Thursday of the month in the Village Hall.

picasion.com_f110fa863b50172f3ae2cb6ae0c1d8b3The centrepiece of each meeting is a talk on a specific gardening topic by a guest speaker. Further details can be found on the SADGA website, including the full programme for the current year.