Marple Potato Day
Marple and District Allotment Association is again hosting its popular Potato Day on
Sunday, 11th February 2018 from 10am to 2pm. For details about the event click here.
Our Open Day in 2017 was held at our Hague Bar site on Sunday 16th July
Thanks to all the visitors who came along and supported us at our open day – we hope you enjoyed the event. See photos of the event on our gallery page.
Would you like to take on an allotment ?
We do have allotments available to rent from time to time. The benefits of allotment gardening include growing and eating fresh produce, healthy exercise, stimulating activity for body and mind and spending time sharing an interest with like-minded people. For more information about our society, including the annual membership fee and plot rental, see our About us page.
If you are interested in taking on an allotment please contact the waiting list secretary to put your name down on our waiting list (see our Contact page).
We have a vacant plot in the communal polytunnel at our Hague Bar site. It is only a small piece of ground, but it is a great way to extend the growing season, get your seedlings started, grow fantastic tomatoes and peppers and try exotics like cucamelons, grapes and aubergines.
The cost is a one off non-refundable charge of £75, which is kept separately from general Society funds and goes towards running repairs and a possible new skin. The annual rent is £20.
If you are interested please contact the waiting list secretary (see our Contact page).
The Ollersett Avenue site Open Day 2016 was held on Saturday, 9th July 2016
Again this year the Open Day coincided with New Mills High School ‘Gardens open for charity’ which was part of the National Gardens Scheme.
Plotholders were on hand to talk about their plots and what they were growing this year.
Restoration of the Hague Bar site
The work carried out by Murphy on behalf of Network Rail was completed during November 2015. The footpath boundary was reinstated by Murphy with rabbit proof fencing, leaving the Society to complete the perimeter of plots 1-7. The weather was not kind but after a short delay, this was completed in February 2016, and each plot now has a rabbit proof gate as well. With materials donated by Murphy from the deconstruction of their compound, the manure and woodchip bays inside the gate were replaced and the edge of the plots 1 and 2 shored up. A wider reversing area for deliveries was also created. Plotholders are now busy developing their plots and for some, starting with a blank canvas is giving them the opportunity to creatively re-design their allotments.
To view photos of the disruption and restoration of the site Click here
The Ollersett Avenue site Open Day 2015 was held on Saturday 11th July 2015
Click here to view some photos of the event
We opened this first site off Ollersett Avenue on 1st May 2005.
Click here to view some photos of the site in 2005.
Visit by St George’s Primary School
All children from St George’s Primary made a visit to Ollersett Allotments on Thursday 21st May 2015. Infants visited in 2 groups in the morning and Juniors in 2 groups in the afternoon. Click here for some pictures from the Infants’ visit. As well as looking around at the different allotment plots some of the plotholders talked to the pupils about tools that we use, different crops that we grow and how we manage the site. Many thanks to Jen Dale and Chris Moore who made star appearances displaying their lovely (and very productive) plots.
The Hague Bar site Open Day 2014 was held on Saturday 28th June 2014
See photos of the event on our gallery page