We have approximately 138 allotments of varying sizes at Rectory Road, CO7 9ES.  If you are over 18 and live in Wivenhoe, you can apply.

New plot holders will be introduced to the site by Wivenhoe Allotments and Gardens Association (WAGA)Membership Secretary, Margaret Medler, who also helps us with our allotment inspections.

We provide a skip twice a year in April and August for general waste from the site and carry out regular inspections during the growing season. The first takes place in March, a second in April and then every six weeks or so until the final one in either October or November, dependent on the weather. Following inspections we sometimes issue letters to plot holders notifying them of work that needs to be done before the next inspection and this also gives us the opportunity to find out if a tenant may need support to maintain their plot.

Each September, WAGA stages the Wivenhoe Show in the William Loveless Hall where fruit and vegetables, cakes, home-made jams and wine and handicrafts are on display.

You do not need to be an allotment tenant to become a member of WAGA and membership is optional for tenants but it does mean you can visit the Trading Hut on site which is open every Sunday morning from 10 am to 12 noon (except December) where you can purchase seeds, potatoes, compost, weed killers, canes, mesh and matting.

WAGA also have a regular spot on Colne Radio 106.6 FM, sharing helpful gardening hints and tips on a Saturday morning at 11am.

They have been thriving in Wivenhoe for a very long time and are a valuable asset to the town. Click here to read more about the history of WAGA.

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