2018 Open Food Garden programme announced!
Sustainable St Albans Week allotment tours and open days
Sat 21st April, 2-5pm Riverside Allotments, opposite junction of Station Road and Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4XT
Sun 22nd April, 11-2.30pm (tours on the hour) Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotments, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL3 1HJ
Sat 28th April, 1.30-4pm FoodSmiles, Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2AY
2018 Open Food Garden programme
Sat 26th May 3-5pm 4 York Road, St Albans, AL1 4PL
Wed 27th June 3-5pm 13 Abbey View Road, St Albans, AL3 4QL
Sun 8th July 3-5pm 23 Gresford Close, St Albans, AL4 OUB
Sun 22nd July 3-5pm 30 Gustard Wood (off The Slype), Wheathampstead, AL4 8RR
Sun 29th July 3-5pm 47 Beaumont Avenue, St Albans, AL1 4TW
Sun 5th Aug 11-1pm Burydell Allotments, Burydell Lane, Park Street, AL2 2PU
Fri 10th Aug 2-4pm 66 Sherwood Avenue, St Albans, AL4 9PL
Fri 10th Aug 3-5pm 104 Marshalswick Lane, St Albans, AL1 4XE
Sun 19th Aug 3-5pm The Holt, Holtsmere End Lane, Redbourn, AL3 7AW
No booking required.
For the Open Food Gardens, there is a suggested donation of £2 per garden visit for over 16s.
No dogs please except for guide dogs.
Wheelchair access is restricted at most gardens.
NEW from FoodSmiles: Community Food Gardens in St Albans!
In October 2017 FoodSmiles St Albans launched the first of two ‘Incredible Edible’ gardens; open to all, with free food to pick and take home. Anyone who lives, works or plays in St Albans is welcome to be a part of them. FoodSmiles hopes that they’ll bring local people together, help us to share and teach growing skills, help pollinators and other wildlife, enhance the city centre and provide free food! Both gardens will feature forest garden planting, with a rich mix of different edible plants in close proximity, chosen to tolerate the shade under trees.
Pick-your-own food and flowers, planted by the community
for the community!
Join us at our monthly ‘Come and Grow’ sessions.
No experience required!
Incredible Edible Civic Centre (in front of the Alban Arena, off St Peter’s Street)
Second Sunday of each month, 1-4pm (same day as Farmers Market! Also 22nd April 1-4pm)
For further details or to join the community gardens mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see information about our 2017 Open Food Gardens please click here.
We hope you have enjoyed our programme, and that it has inspired you to grow more of your own at home. Please CONTACT us to let us know your thoughts on our programme OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN 2018- email us here
See this Herts Ad article here from 2016 which mentions our fabulous Open Food Gardens, and FoodSmiles St Albans, ‘Why Growing Your Own is more popular than ever’