Applications have now closed for Wisley's 2018 Community Allotment Programme - please check back soon for 2019 application dates.
About the programme
Successful candidates will have their own plot at Wisley to tend for an entire growing season. They will receive two-hour allotment master classes each month, supported by weekly question-and-answer sessions with the RHS team, and get to take home armfuls of harvests to enjoy.
This is a wonderful opportunity for novice growers to learn the art of ‘allotmenteering’ under the expert guidance of the RHS team, and we are delighted to be able to extend this offer to our local communities.
'As well as potatoes, onions, sweetcorn, squash and other yummy crops, participants also grow things they can’t eat; confidence, knowledge and some great friendships,' says Courses and Workshops Coordinator, Amy Adams.
The cost to participate is a very low £85, which covers the cost of gardening boots, gloves and seeds. All students will be provided with tools to use while on site. Students will have access to their plots daily (during garden opening times only) and will attend a two-hour tutorial at the start of each month.
How to apply
To apply please write a brief personal background (approx. 50 words), stating why you would like a beginners vegetable plot at Wisley (approx. 50 words), and indicating what you will do with your new knowledge (approx. 100 words).
Please also include your postal address, email address and contact telephone number.
By post: Amy Adams, Courses and Workshops Coordinator, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications closed on 10 November 2017 - please check back soon for 2019 application dates.