Kitchen Lane, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HZ
Beverley’s beautiful allotments: a rare chance to see what people can grow within our historic town boundaries. A key part of our Edible England offering, the allotments provide the freshest of food and much more too.
Beverley is fortunate 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 increasing demand for allotments, or half allotments, and there are waiting lists. There is a tenancy agreement and a small annual rent. Put your name down now?
No booking required
Wheelchair access is partial only. Limited parking for cars with disabled badges in Kitchen Lane. The grass paths are narrow in places, although the central path would be fine in dry weather. The nearest toilets are at the Minster. Parking very limited, the surrounding streets have time restrictions.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Visitors are asked to keep to the paths. Many gardeners will be happy to talk about their plots and their crops, but they are not on the site as guides, so please don't over work them..Contact for the day:Rosie Ryan 07792954636 or Barbara English 07773333827
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
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