We are proud of our market garden heritage and want to share our knowledge and help more people across Bedfordshire to eat healthier and grow more fruits and vegetables at home.
Where did it all start?
In 1929, the term allotment was used to describe a piece of land used for a specific purpose such as market gardening and was promoted during the war with the ‘Dig for Victory’ slogans. In the 60’s and 70’s demand for allotments declined but due to media interest and a boost towards healthy eating and food heritage, plots have once again become popular.
Get active and create and grow your own!
We have created a new section for small space and container gardening. You can see how we have fit quite a lot into an extremely small area and this can be created at home. You don’t have to grow fruit and vegetables but it’s a great way to get the whole family involved.
When selecting what you want it’s a good idea to break down the plants you would like to grow into separate categories.
• Fruits/vegetables/flowers or herbs
Then start to list what you would like to produce, remember to grow things you like!
Come and talk to us!
During the week we will have lots of facts in and around our allotments to help get you started – maybe a few jokes too! You will also have an opportunity to speak to our Head Gardeners and pick their brains!
National Allotments Week is organised by the National Allotment Society, which was founded in the early 20th century.
Take part in our Pirate and Princess trail
Our popular Pirate and Princess trail takes children on a fun adventure around our gardens, meadow and woodland, and allows children to find the missing pirate. The trail costs £1.50 per child and runs until the 31st of August.
In July 2018 the Jordans Trust extended their guided tour days (Tues to Sun) along with a new self-guided brochure which allows visitors to experience the Mill at their own pace. More details can be found at www.jordansmill.com