Family Open Day and Show 2019

The family open day and annual show for 2019 will be Sunday August 18th. Gates open to the public at 2pm.

Buy vegetables, flowers and fruit grown on the allotment ground along with homemade jams, chutneys and preserves.

Children’s games, face-painting and entertainment provided by the Flixton Community Band. Bring along a blanket or foldable chair and enjoy the show!

Handmade crafts for sale along with a tombola and food hamper.

Tea, coffee, refreshments with homemade cakes.

View the vegetable, flower, fruit and home produce competition and find out about renting an allotment, allotment life and have a look around the ground.

Granville Park Allotments

Granville Park Allotments are based in Urmston, South Manchester (UK).

flower_bedWe are a council-owned site providing local residents with the opportunity to grow fresh fruit and vegetables.

The grounds are split into over 50 plots and the tenants include people of all ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds.

Granville Park holds a very popular Annual Show and Open Day every August, afterwards visitors are invited to buy produce, enjoy refreshments and take a stroll around the allotments.

The family open day and annual show for 2019 will be Sunday August 18th. Gates open to the public at 2pm. Refreshments, cakes and home preserves for sale along with a performance by Flixton Community Band

This is a great time to get your name down as at this time of year some plots do become available. For more information see how to get a plot.

Granville Park Allotments is a subgroup of UAGS. and we are a member of the National Allotment Society.

some home grown goodies

Rootex

Rootex is a fabric that has a copper based latex coating on one side. You can buy pre-made growing bags to plant, for example fruit trees.

You dig a hole into the ground and bury the root bag.

The idea is that it stops the root tips from spreading and creates a fibrous root system.

You can also buy Rootex by metre length if you are wishing to create a barrier to prevent established plant roots planting into undesirable areas, such as paths. Established bushes or trees can be moved easily, at any time of year without disturbing the roots.

Why not give it a try?

Rootex is available from a number of suppliers.

Plant Sale – 12th May

On the 12th May there will be a bring and buy plant sale. Bring along your excess plants and buy what you need. 10.00-12.00 in the ground hut. Coffee & Tea provided.

If you are new this is a good way to buy plants, particularly if you don’t have a suitable greenhouse to start off seeds.

Open to plotholders only

Spring Tea Party

All members, and their familities / supporters, are invited to our first event of the year – the annual Spring Tea Party on 7th April at 12.00.

Please bring along donations of cakes. Tea & Coffee provided.

On this day you can also buy supplies from our allotment shop.