Allotments for all
Grow a whole host of crops and ornamentals to create a productive and attractive outdoor space for all the family to enjoy
The Association for Manchester Allotment Societies (AMAS) returns to RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this year with a show feature to demonstrate the wealth of fruit, vegetables and herbs that you and your family can use in your gardens or allotments; helping the environment and providing locally-sourced food for the table.
The interactive show feature has invaluable information to people of all ages and walks of life on how they can start up and maintain an allotment, reap plentiful harvests and most importantly share the rewarding hobby of growing your own.
Split into numerous sections, the feature lets you know know how you can get involved and make allotments real social hubs within communities.
Welly Good Garden
Wellies make inventive planters in the ‘Welly Good Garden’- built as part of the Manchester Learning Disability Partnership Day Services.
Salads such as as lolla rosso and loose-leaved greens grow with Brussels sprouts and courgettes. Colourful flowers grow alongside crops not only to look to create an attractive area, but more importantly to attract beneficial insects to pollinate flowers that become the harvestable fruit.
Get children growing
Kids love to get their hands dirty; they can grow in pots from seeds, see where potato come from and how to make growing areas bright and colourful as well as productive.
A haven of herbs
Colourful displays of culinary herbs, fruit and vegetables grow with annuals and perennials. Herbs are labelled usefully for their culinary uses.
Gardening under cover
Impress the neighbours and show them the crops you can grow under cover such as tomatoes, aubergines and sweet potatoes. You will be reducing food-miles and producing exotic and tasty crops.
Where does honey come from? This tent informs visitors this and a whole wealth of other fascinating facts about the world of bees. Interactive demonstrations on wax candles and bees hives aim to engage visitors of all ages and show the importance of bees in gardens and on allotments.