cultivating fruit and vegetables - in harmony with nature - thriving on community spirit - family friendly
Our allotment site, which is situated approximately 3 miles to the west of Shrewsbury, was opened in May 2009 and has since become very well established, well regarded and well visited by many individuals, groups, garden societies, children’s groups, environmental groups and many more.
Surrounding our 93 plots are some beautiful gardens, orchards and meadows, all of which are linked through a nature/interest trail which both children and adults find fascinating. Much emphasis is placed on working in harmony with the local wildlife and the entire site is dotted with bug homes, bird and bat boxes and flowers to encourage bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. We have recently planted a Perfect for Pollinators garden and during the spring of 2014 we created a Garden of Contemplation and a Prairie Garden.
We are proud to have our work recognised by the RHS, Britain in Bloom, the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, the National Garden Scheme, Natural England as well as our two local councils - Shrewsbury Council and Shropshire Council. (see section Articles and Awards)
Our site would not be the special place it is without the work of all our plotholders and the support of the local community. We have received help from many friends, organisations, charities and sponsors. (see Friends and Sponsors section).
We pride ourselves on the wonderful camaraderie and community spirit that has evolved between members in such a short space of time; long may it continue.
You are welcome to visit us and have a look around; let us know what you think and perhaps sign the visitor’s book. You may also wish to read our quarterly newsletter entitled “Dig It!” in order to find out what we are up to.
Should you wish to become a plot holder please contact us via the website, although at present there is a waiting list. You might also consider becoming an Associate Member or a Friend of Bowbrook Allotments.
Many thanks for visiting our website. You can find out more about what we are up to by visiting my blog greenbenchramblings.worpdress.com.