Allotments in Maidstone

Site Manager

Judith Chappell
Mobile: 07766 011183 
mikeandjudith@mac.com

Site Reps

Peter Kirby                                   
p.kirby@quercus2.co.uk  

Ben Kirby
07706 051137                                   b.kirby@quercus2.co.uk

Address

Sandling Lane, Maidstone, ME14 2JN

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Sandling Lane

42 plots

Sandling Lane allotments is not one of the largest sites in Maidstone and not one of the smallest either.  You approach the site by going down an unadopted track.  The site overlooks the North Downs and personally I feel is one of the most attractively positioned sites in Maidstone.  The whole site does slope gradually down, but from the top of the site the views are picturesque. 

The soil on Sandling Lane is Sandy with a Ph balance of around 7.  Yes it does dry out quickly during the summer months, so bulky organic matter is required.  But digging is a real pleasure; for me the soil is like digging breadcrumbs.

The site has a very friendly atmosphere; people walk past stop for a chat, to watch plot holders working or just to say hello.  The site is quiet and restful and really is my sanctuary from this busy modern life.  Plot holders stop to talk to each other, to share ideas, to swap seedlings or vegetables.  It’s interesting to walk around the site and see how people garden differently, when new people join the site to see fresh new ideas.  Allotments evolve and change all the time, by trends, by the different people on the plots and of course by our controlling factor ‘the weather’  and Sandling Lane is no exception.

Peter Kirby

Site Rep

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