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 over 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.
This year's AGM will be held on MONDAY 8th JUNE starting at 7.30pm
at Maidstone Hockey Clubhouse, Armstrong Road. ME15 6AZ
In addition to full reports and accounts, election of Committee members, there will be a guest
speaker - Dr Mick Lynn, who will give an illustrated presentation 'Gardening for Wildlife', which is such an important part of our allotmenting.
Afterwards the bar is open for chats/swapping ideas and more.
Full details on all site notice boards, do check, they are easy to enter, brief details:-
* Scarecrow - Disney characters.
* Photo - Welcoming wildlife to your allotment
*Most attractive plot.
*Best produce plot.
*Most attractive site - large and small.
*Most creative plot number sign.
*Trophies, certificates, vouchers awarded!
Awards Evening/Open Meeting - was held on Thursday 4th December 2014.
* brief update since the AGM
* splendid visual presentation of all entries in our competitions
* presentation to Category Winners of trophies, certificates and vouchers
* visual presentation from Alan Hayward on 'Brogdale & the National Fruit Collection, and seasonal fruit'.
Afterwards there was a pay bar & nibbles and the chance to chat and exchange ideas.
A great evening.