Walton and District Allotment and Garden Society

About

WADAGS joined forces with Walton Charity to recover their four allotment sites. Extensive work took place over a five year period and on completion in 2014 had successfully transformed large areas of neglected and overgrown land into workable and much needed allotments.

Together with Walton Charity we organised two very successful Community Days on Severn Drive Green but our hopes that it would become an annual event weren’t viable after our joint venture with the Charity ended. However the Society have introduced two new events “A Taste of Spring” and “A Taste of Autumn” both events taking place at the Trading Hut.

 

We also had to say goodbye to the Spring Show after more than twenty five years despite efforts to keep it alive. One of the decisive factors was erratic weather making it impossible to ensure we would have sufficient flowers “on the day” to make a good show. But the Late Summer Show held in August each year continues and is our main community event.

 

The Society now has apiaries on three Allotment sites , Elm Grove, Home Farm and Rydens Road. Bees don’t only produce honey but are also essential for the ideal pollination for the fruit and vegetables on the allotments.

Trading is flourishing as we are able to sell our products at below garden centre prices. We hold events at Christmas followed by  “A Taste of Spring” and “A Taste of Autumn” in October.

Our outings organiser arranges outings to take place between May and October each year. These prove extremely popular and so early booking is essential. Full booking detail appear in our Spring and Autumn newsletters.

 

Summary of our recent activities

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