Open Food Gardens 2018

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 

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’