Do you like the idea of growing some or all of your own vegetables, well we have been working hard through the winter months dividing up some of the larger allotments into starter plots –  ideal sizes for new growers or experienced growers who don’t have the time available for managing a traditional large plot.

Taking on an allotment is hard work, but it’s also very rewarding. As well as providing  fresh home-grown vegetables (that are free from artificial additives), fruit and flowers, allotments allow you to meet you new people and enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

A lot of time, effort and dedication will be required before you can sit on your plot and admire all your hard work. You will need to work on your allotment all year round, but in particular the summer months. You do need to think about whether you have a regular amount of time that you can commit each week. Allotment gardening is a physical activity, so you will be expected to do lots of digging, weeding, planting, composting, watering, feeding, cutting and pruning.

There are many benefits to having an allotment:

  • Health – as well as keeping you fit and healthy, regular visits to your allotment can help keep your stress levels down and lower your blood pressure
  • Achievement – Once you begin to get produce from your plot you will feel delighted that it was all worth your hard work
  • Fresh produce – There is something really nice and delicious about eating and enjoying produce that you have grown
  • Money saving – you may make savings on your shopping bill (and you can grow your own tomatoes!!)
  • Education and Family time – getting children involved is a wonderful and fun way for them to learn
  • Wildlife – Insects, mammals and birds all benefit from allotments

Take a look at our Allotment page on this website for up to date information or email for an Allotment request form. Remember you must live in Selby Parish (Selby Town) see this link to see if you qualify MySelbyDistrict (