William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project now run by Granville Community Kitchen)


William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project now run by Granville Community Kitchen)

We're here every Wed 2.30-4.30pm. Do join us to garden or say hello. We've restarted the allotment with local residents at William Dunbar/Saville House. Best way to find us is to go up  Albert Road and turn right just past the low building and look out for the greenery. 

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Comment by Stephanie Stuart on November 25, 2020 at 11:49

The allotment is now being managed through Granville Centre, Carlton Vale.

Comment by marjory fraser on May 16, 2019 at 9:49

We are looking at growing in a different way which would involve people having individual plots and better access to the space. We have also given some thought as to how to facilitate easier access to the tool shed. If you would be interested in growing in the space, having your own plot or possibly sharing a plot please contact me on marjory.fraser@ntlworld.com by 15 June.

Thanks very much to Maggie for sharing her experience from the Queens Park growing space.

The growing space is located between Carlton Vale and Albert Road between the tower blocks.

Comment by Stephanie Stuart on October 10, 2018 at 22:02

It's the end of the growing season, and we will be starting to plan for next year - so we will be having our annual planning meeting on Wednesday November 14th 2.30 - 4pm at The Granville Centre on Carlton Vale, near the allotment. If you are interested in growing with us next spring, please come along. Can you let me know if you're intending to come, so that we can make sure that we have a big enough space for the group,

Comment by Stephanie Stuart on July 27, 2017 at 13:01
Sometimes we do our gardening on a different weekday. Please let us know if you'd like to join us.
Comment by Stephanie Stuart on July 27, 2017 at 13:00
Great harvest this year. Must be all that rain.,
Comment by Stephanie Stuart on November 24, 2016 at 14:35
The allotment is now in winter mode.We will be back to start digging and planting in March. Anyone want to join us then,please get in touch. We meet every Wednesday 230-430.
Comment by marjory fraser on June 22, 2016 at 20:24

We are still very active at the allotment and there every Wednesday afternoon between 2.30 and 4.30.We are delighted to share some of the space this year with students from the Leonard Cheshire charity. Although the students have only been with us for a short time they have already planted up a bed with herbs and vegetables in addition to making bee hotels which they have placed around the site.

Although we are a small group since April we have planted potatoes, beetroot, beans, kale, chard, courgettes, squash, Aztec broccoli and salad leaves. We  lare looking forward to a great crop of potatoes. This year so far we have harvested rhubarb, spinach, leeks, a handful of broad beans and piles of rocket. The allotment robin is a regular visitor - with the earth worms that he forages an indication of how the soil has improved in quality.

Hi Lyn if you see this it would be great if you could come along on a Wednesday so we do some planning for the rest of the site. We would also like to clear some of the non green rubbish which is around the site.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved please either come along on a Wednesday or give Marjory a ring on 0751 755 6768

Comment by Stephanie Stuart on April 13, 2016 at 15:15
Great afternoon on the allotment this afternoon, warm sun and bees! Join us if you're free on a Wednesday afternoon. Just come along!
Comment by marjory fraser on February 3, 2016 at 12:23

Over the last few years at the William Dunbar/Saville allotment we have grown and learnt a  lot in addition to making friends and connections. This year we plan to relaunch the food growing space and are keen to hear from people who want to get involved. We have been working communally, sharing our harvest but are open to ideas from others as to how the space could grow. We plan to hold an information session around March so look out for details. Alternatively post your interest and we can arrange for you to visit the site.    

Comment by marjory fraser on December 10, 2014 at 2:25
We have had a great harvest and have now finished our work sessions for the year. We will start back at the begining of March and as always will be looking for keen food growers to join us!

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