Ashbourne Allotments is sited at Watery Lane, Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The allotments began life in March of 2011. The land originally belonged to Nestle who sold it with a covenant to Derbyshire Dales District Council for agricultural use only. Derbyshire Dales Council lease the land to the Ashbourne Allotments Association. The aim of the Ashbourne Allotment Association is to make vegetable growing a family experience. The site presently accommodates 113 plots,
Most plots are what is commonly know as half plots (100sq metres). There are taps situated around the site but are to be used for filling waterering cans only. Using a hose is strictly forbidden. There is no toilet facilities on site. We do not have a shop, but can strongly recommend joing the Swiss Cottage Allotments in Derby who have a well stocked shop (see their web-site).
- Fires are allowed for burning allotment waste only. Fires can be held on your plot from the 1st October 2017 to 31st March 2018. Please be considerate to other plot holders and refrain from holding a fire if the wind is blowing towards other plots.
- Compost is available for sale to AAA members. Pricing is available on application via our web-site or ask a committee member.The Compost is to be used on site only and not removed from site.