Whitley GrowAllot

Off Meavy Gardens, Whitley, RG2 7RD

Our Garden Opening Times for 2022

From March to October, the garden is open at the following times:

Tuesdays

9.30am to 12noon

Improve Your Gardening Skills Course with Sheila in partnership with Reading College (Free)

Book now by contacting us

Wednesdays

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Gardening for all (families welcome) led by Sheila (Free)

Book now by emailing contacting us

Fridays

10am to 12.30pm

Improve Your Gardening Skills Course with Michele in partnership with Reading College (Free)

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Sundays

2pm to 4pm

 

You are welcome to attend by prior arrangement by contacting WhitleyGrowAllot@risc.org.uk

If you have your own gardening gloves please bring these with you.

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Location

Meavy Gardens is a cul-de-sac off Brixham Road. The entrance to the garden is down a passageway between the houses on the right hand side. There is a sign pointing the way. 

Getting Here

We recommend travelling by foot or bicycle where possible.

The nearest bus route is the No. 6 to Whitley Wood, which goes down Basingstoke Road. Get off at the stop once the bus has gone past Morrisons. The bus stop is opposite the new pub called the Victoria Cross, next to Aldi. Walk along Buckland Road away from Basingstoke Road and take the first turning on the right into Brixham Road. Walk along here and again take the first right into Meavy Gardens.

There is no parking on site, but on-street parking on Brixham Road is possible.

About the gardens

Since the summer of 2012 local residents have got together to transform a piece of abandoned land in the centre of Whitley. Now there is a community allotment, supported by Food4families, where local people grow their own fruit and vegetables and share their produce.

There is level access around the garden, although the ground is uneven in places. There is a compost toilet, which is not fully accessible as it is quite small and up a small step. There are bee hives on site.

Newcomers are welcome. There are regular workshops and tutors led sessions to help you plan, sow, grow and harvest. We use nature friendly growing methods. 

We share all the allotment between us as well as ideas. Come and go as you please between these hours. There'll be a qualified tutor to guide and advise and welcome you. Come alone, with a friend/spouse/children, all are welcome. This Community allotment is supported by Food4families but aims to be managed by the local community.

Photo Gallery

Wasteland was cleared in preparation for cultivation

Raised beds were created to assist the growing of the plants and vegatables and stop the spread of wild grass.

Sunflowers blooming in the middle of summer.

Harvest time with all kinds of vegetables.