Golborne allotments are located on the grounds of Golborne Community and Social Club, Rivington Avenue, Golborne. There are around 12 plots and the site covers just less than 1 acre of land that sits between the rugby pitch and the Bowling Green.
The allotments are used by local people to grow their own produce and experience all the physical, mental and social benefits that can be gained from working a plot. The allotment has an Association chaired by Mr Ray Brooke who has been a plot holder there for over 16 years.
Specific objectives of the Association are to increase the awareness of the allotment, improve access to it, and assist people in gaining new skills and knowledge about growing, nurturing and cultivating fruit, vegetables and flowers.
One of the aims of the Association is to help the local community by showing people how to become active whilst growing their own healthy food in a friendly social environment.
The Allotment Association will be holding open days over the early May Bank Holiday weekend May 2009, when there will be an opportunity to purchase well cared for hanging baskets, herbs, bedding plants and shrubs at affordable prices.
Golborne Allotment Open Days:
Saturday 1st May 11am-2pm
Sunday 2nd May 11am-2pm
Monday 3rd May 11am-2pm
Come along to the one of the open days and we'll help you learn how easy it is to grow your own produce. You can experience the very special taste of vegetables and fruit straight from the earth.