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For the gardeners of the future.

Planting Calendars

Planners to help you with sowing your Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers and Flowering bulbs throughout the year.
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Fruit Border

The RHS has produced an A-Z of fruit profiles, including growing, storing and disease problems for numerous fruit crops.
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Vegetable Patch

The RHS has produced an A-Z of vegetable profiles, including growing, storing and disease problems for your vegetables.
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Flower Bed

The RHS has produced an extensive range of guides for anyone interested in growing flowers, shrubs and trees.
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 workgroup poster
31st March:

Just a quick reminder that no bonfires are to be lit on site now until 1st October.

Please don't ignore as the Council are very strict on plot-holders who flout the rules.


***TO LET***

We currently have availability of both 5 pole and 10 pole plots which we are keen to allocate.

If you are looking for an allotment plot in the heart of Northampton, then look no further.

Please email plots@stdavidsallotments.co.uk to register your interest or request further information.


A brief history


Brief history of allotments

What is an allotment?

Allotments have been in existence for hundreds of years, with evidence pointing back to Anglo-Saxon times. But the system we recognise today has its roots in the Nineteenth Century, when land was given over to the labouring poor for the provision of food growing. This measure was desperately needed thanks to the rapid industrialisation of the country and the lack of a welfare state.

In 1908 the Small Holdings and Allotments Act came into force, placing a duty on local authorities to provide sufficient allotments, according to demand. However it wasn’t until the end of the First World War that land was made available to all, primarily as a way of assisting returning service men (Land Settlement Facilities Act 1919) instead of just the labouring poor.

The rights of allotment holders were strengthened through the Allotments Acts of 1922, but the most important change can be found in the Allotments Act of 1925 which established statutory allotments which local authorities could not sell off or covert without Ministerial consent, known as Section 8 Orders. Further legislation has been listed over the intervening years which have affected allotments, the latest of which is the Localism Act 2012.

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