OPENING TIMES

Saturday 10 September:1100-1600
Sunday 11 September:1100-1600




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Beverley Queensgate and Kitchen Lane Allotments


Kitchen Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HZ


Beverley's allotments show a vast range of different garden themes and lie close to the old town centre.

Beverley’s beautiful allotments: a rare chance to see what people can grow within our historic town boundaries. The allotments provide the freshest of food and much more too.


We are lucky to have a number of allotment sites across town. The largest of these are off Queensgate and Kitchen Lane, with astonishing views – you can lift your eyes from your spade and have an uninterrupted view of the outstanding west front of Beverley Minster (the model for the west front of Westminster Abbey). Normally closed to the public, Beverley Town Council who run the allotments have agreed to open so that everyone can see the range of plants that can be grown in the quarter-acre plots. Come and stroll down the wide green centre path, talk to the gardeners, visit the shop that sells various garden materials to everyone.


The allotment movement in England was begun in 1908, and after the First World War was extended. Councils have a duty to provide land for allotments, and since 1925 they cannot sell or convert the land without central government approval (known as Section 8 Orders) -
How else would we have kept such a prime site as a green space in our crowded town? During the lockdown months, all over the country people in towns and cities spent much more time gardening and growing their own food. Beverley allotments now have an increasing demand for allotments or half allotments, and there are substantial waiting lists.

Booking Details

No booking required


Access

Narrow grass paths between some plots. Nearest toilets at the Minster.


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


Additional Information

Please take care while walking around.Contact for the day:Barbara English 07773333827
www.beverleycivicsociety.co.uk


Directions

Approach either from Queensgate or from Kitchen Lane.


Organised by

Beverley Civic Society