Allotments in Maidstone
Welcome to Maidstone Allotments' website. If you are a current plotholder or are new to allotmenteering, I hope this site provides the information you need.
We cover most of the urban area of Maidstone (see the map on the 'Our Sites' page), but exclude the urban parishes of Barming, Bearsted and Loose which have their own arrangements.
We have 12 sites across our area, and each has its own representative(s) and shared manager. On these sites there are almost 700 individual plots. Plot sizes vary; the average being 10 rods [250 sq mtrs] although we are currently renting out smaller 5 rod plots [125 sq mtrs]. This helps cope with our large waiting list, and is proving the right size for newcomers. To learn more details about all the sites, with some photographs, see the 'Our Sites' page. Time as well as enthusiasm is needed! Further information about renting and operating a plot may be found on ‘Frequent Questions’ page.
Although the land is owned by Maidstone Borough Council it is managed on a voluntary basis by Maidstone Allotments Management Committee (MAMC). See ‘Contact Us’ page.
We have 5 allotment shops, selling general fertilisers, compost, etc plus potatoes and onions in January. We also run a seed ordering service through Kings Seeds. See ‘Shops’ page.
We hold open meetings for all twice a year (including the AGM), ending with a good speaker. Afterwards there is always an opportunity to discuss allotment issues in a great social environment. Individual sites hold barbecues, winter bonfire events and seed/plant swaps. Plus, we have resurrected 'Competitions'.
This website is fairly new, and over time it will be added to. If you have any views, ideas, news or photos please let our web manager know - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for special announcements. See the 'Latest News' page for ongoing information.
We welcome Roz Baylis, our new secretary, to the team.
This year's AGM was held on MONDAY 16th JUNE, 7.30pm
Held at Maidstone Hockey Clubhouse.
In addition to full reports and accounts, election of Committee members, there was a guest speaker.
Afterwards there was socialising at the bar.
Was held on Thursday 4th December, 7.30pm
Held at Maidstone Hockey Clubhouse .
* brief update since the AGM
* a visual presentation of all entries in our competitions
* presentation to Category Winners
* visual presentation from Alan Hayward on 'Brogdale & the National Fruit
Collection, & seasonal fruit'.
Afterwards there was a pay bar & nibbles.