Allotments hold Party on the Plot

An allotmenteer at work
An allotmenteer at work

Spital Farm Allotments are opening their gates to the public for the first time to host a Party on the Plot.

Residents and community groups across Banbury are invited to join the free event at the site on Thorpe Way between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday August 13, as part of National Allotments Week.

This year’s National Allotments Week has the theme of Growing Together.

Spital Farm Allotments Association has more than 80 members.

Site secretary Alison Page said:“We want to show how brilliant allotments are and encourage people to see the value in having them on their doorstep.”

As well as the chance to speak with allotmenteers as they work, visitors can enjoy refreshments, an ‘I Spy’ quiz and a sales table of produce, preserves and plants sold in aid of mental health charity Restore, which has a plot there as part of its horticultural therapy programme.