Buckhurst Hill Allotments
Buckhurst Hill Leisure Gardens CIC
Covid 19 Emergency Measures
The main points are:
Observe social distancing
Hand washing to be strictly observed - do not use water troughs
The time on the allotment should be viewed as the hours exercise time
Families are allowed but solo working is preferred
All communal facilities are to be closed - this includes sheds and toilets
Do not chat in groups - even if observing social distancing
Do not share tools
Plot holders will not be penalised if self-isolating or shielding
Do not attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating
These are very difficult times so please be especially polite to one and all, most importantly Keep Safe
Open Day 17th August.
The BHLGCIC Open Day was held on Saturday 17th August 2019.
As part of National Allotments Week for 2019, once again we opened up our Lower Queens Road Allotment Site for everyone to come along to meet our plot holders, see what we grow and share knowledge.
The theme this year was ‘Shared Harvest’. The day went very well with at least twice as many people visiting as the previous year, including a good mix of plot holders, their families, friends and first time visitors who came along to experience a little of fruit and vegetable gardening
2018 Open Day - Read the blog with all the pictures
Buckhurst Hill Leisure Gardens CIC manage five allotment sites in the locality. You can enjoy the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables - nothing tastes better than food that you have seen grow from a tiny seed to a full grown plant bearing the fruit of your labours.
Allotments are now available to rent, take this wonderful opportunity to join this happy and contented set. Sociable groups with a common interest with many comings together to share tea and a biscuit or to compare their latest vintages.
What's not to like: good food, good company, gentle exercise, money saving and all the fresh air and sunshine you could want.
Who needs organic grow your own!
"Our findings provide direct empirical evidence for health benefits of allotment gardens. Having an allotment garden may promote an active life-style and contribute to healthy ageing." - Wageningen University and Research Centre
LOWER QUEENS ROAD
INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS
BHLGA - Rules and Policies:
Rules click here.
Diversity policy click here.
Bonfire Code click here.
Code of Conduct click here
Complete Seed Saving Guidelines (pdf) click here
For all your horticultural needs at discount prices - Woodford and District Horticultural Society, Broadmead Rd. Bridge - Opposite Woodbridge School entrance. Sunday 10.00 to 11.45.
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society -Flower Shows:
Summer Show - 13th July
Autumn Show - 14th September
Royal Horticultural Society: www.rhs.org.uk
Kings Seeds (discount available to allotment holders): www.kingsseeds.com
Soil Association: www.soilassociation.org