On Saturday allotment members and friends from the community joined us for a double celebration – the launch of our Secret Garden and Bonfire Night.
Secret Garden launch
After a year of building and planting our Secret Garden was officially launched with a tea party. Tea and cake was available and there were craft activities for the children.
We had visitors from Groundwork, the charity that has been working with Tesco on the Bags of Help scheme that funded the Secret Garden.
As darkness fell, the Secret Garden party gave way to our Bonfire Night extravaganza! As well as the usual fireworks, bonfire and supper the Woodcraft Folk were there to help members toast marshmallows, make damper bread and roast cinnamon apples over the fire. And of course, the Secret Garden looked fabulous with it’s new lights.
Well done to everybody involved for all the hard work to create two events for Members, family and friends. More photographs are available on our Facebook page.
Yes, it’s that time of year again – the Dorset Road Allotment’s Annual Open Day. Regular visitors will be pleased to know that as usual we will have our wonderful homemade cakes available (with a cup of tea), there will be a barbeque and plenty of plants for sale as well as other food and craft stalls. There will be bee demonstrations and dog agility displays.
Children will be able to play on the bouncy castle and there will be a range of other stalls and activities to keep them entertained including the free Treasure Hunt.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Day, helped out or ran a stall.
We had lots of stall holders selling everything from jams and preserves to teddy bears, (including stalls raising money for charity). The Woodcraft Folk were back showing how to cook on an open fire and doing various crafts with the children. Our Beekeepers did an excellent display and were on hand to answer questions and Thames 21 did some pond and river dipping and showed us what was living there. And we had the usual tea, cakes, and BBQ plus lots of kids activities. It was an excellent day!