A place for gardening and a place for nature

Allotments are first and foremost for growing vegetables. But their importance can go far beyond that. Alongside the vegetable beds, there can be, and often are, wonderful shows of flowers and peaceful places to sit and enjoy the fresh air. And allotments can also provide a rich environment for the insects and wild birds and animals, which are so much under threat across the world. Of course, allotment-holders need to protect their crops from predatory species such as rats and pigeons, but a whole range of other wild creatures can flourish on the allotments alongside the vegetable-growing. They can help the vegetables to succeed as well as adding to the interest and attractiveness of the site.

Click on the links below for information and advice on different aspects of nature on the allotments.

Bees and other insects


Ponds and frogs