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The Henley-on-Thames Allotments Association is an active association for allotment gardeners in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire with around 200 members on two sites.
Our members have the opportunity to grow their own soft fruits and vegetables which just taste better than shop bought produce and can be cheaper. Varieties can be selected for flavour and taste, not looks and durability. Soft fruits and tomatoes allowed to ripen before picking become more sweet and flavoursome. Vegetables cooked and eaten immediately after picking taste better and retain the natural vitamins.
An allotment plot is not all hard work; but can be regarded as healthy exercise in the fresh air without paying gym fees. It is also a place to relax and unwind, a place to meet friends with similar interests.
Allotments are becoming more popular, but we do currently have plots available. A traditional allotment was 10 square poles (302.5 square yards), enough to keep a large family in vegetables throughout the year. In comparison, modern families are small, so that a more manageable 5 square poles, an area approximately 5 metres x 25 metres is usually sufficient and can be cultivated by one family or an energetic individual as an enjoyable leisure time activity.
For more details go to http://www.henleyallotments.org.uk/
Gardners Get Together at Henley’s Annual Seed Swap/in Allotment Assoc, Community Groups, Greener Henley, Home - Other Stories, News/by Annie Arscott
Keen gardeners and allotment holders got together on Saturday at the town hall for the annual seed swap event. The Heritage Seed Library provided seeds for the event. It is […]
Henley Allotments Assocation Announce Best Plot Winners/in Allotment Assoc, Community Groups, Gardening, Home - Other Stories, News/by Amy Nicholas
Henley Allotments Association announced their best plot winners on Monday evening. The most green-fingered gardeners at both the Watermans and Greencroft sites were celebrated, with prizes for Best Plot and […]
Allotments Plant Sale Succ-seeds Expectations/in Allotment Assoc, Community Groups, Home - Other Stories, News/by Editor
Waterman’s Allotments Plant Sale produced a big queue of people on Saturday morning at the site on Reading Road. Normally the plant sale is in Market Place but this year […]
Henley Allotment Association Plant Sale and Open Day/in Allotment Assoc, Community Groups, DoNotShow/by Editor
Saturday 28 May From 10.00am Watermans Allotments, Reading Road Vegetable, flower and herb seedlings available, along with fresh rhubarb – all grown locally by plot holders. Refreshments available. Please park […]
Henley Seed Swap and Gardeners’ Get-Together/in Allotment Assoc, Community Groups, Greener Henley, News/by Editor
After a year’s break due to the pandemic, all gardeners are invited to the 3rd Henley Seed Swap and Gardeners’ Get-Together on Saturday 26 February between 10.00-12.00 noon at Henley […]