I managed to spend an enjoyably hour or so at the Aldridge Road Allotments open day today.
This site on the Aldridge Road in Oscott is a little gem and as yet unspoilt by major council cut backs.
Allotment gardening at sites like is very popular and demand for plots is at its highest for several years. There is a real growth in new tenants, particularly women and those in the 25-35 age group and there is a new sense of energy and vitality out there on the plots.
At today events there were stalls and refreshments and a time to wonder around the site looking at all the hard work growers are putting in. The site is well cared for and a credit to its committee.
If you would like to try your hand at growing food or flowers in an allotment please ring 303 3038 for details.