Useful Links

Below are some links you may find useful.

All About Allotments

A single website that provides hundreds of links to anything and everything to do with allotment gardening.

Allotment Growing

A personal website created to share experiences with other like-minded people, full of useful advice and information

Arena Flowers


The ultimate guide to Beekeeping.

Awards for all

(handy if you're looking to apply for a grant)

Bee Proof Suits

Online retailer of beekeeper's clothing. Bee Proof Suits range includes full protective bee suits and separate jackets and trousers. All orders delivered free.

Choose Organic

Choose Organic was formed to offer a unique reference point on choosing organic products and produce. This site focuses on the growing demand for organic goods and produce. We discuss the benefits and where to find organic products and how you can get organic!

Department for Communities and Local Government

(look on the website for "planning" and "allotment disposal" headings).

Eco Loos

Affordable composting toilet for allotment sites.

English Nature

A new free pamphlet is available entitled Wildlife on Allotments

First Pasture Bookshop

Specialises in farming, smallholding and kitchen gardening books. The bookshop provides a fully comprehensive stocklist and together with our extensive knowledge and friendly personal service we have an established reputation as leaders in the field.

The Footprint Trust

The Footprint Trust Ltd is a not-for-profit company and a registered charity, based on the Isle of Wight.We are dedicated to working with the Island's community to promote the benefits of sustainable living. This will be achieved through various projects and activities that raise awareness of all relevant issues, embodying the ideal of "acting locally and thinking globally.

Garden Fresco

Easy to follow step-by-step guides on growing fruit and vegetables, with lots of pictures and top tips!  Our guides offer practical advice to both new and seasoned gardeners.

Garden Web

The internet’s garden and home community

Grow Veg

An innovative garden planning tool which helps you grow fruit and vegetables to the best of their ability, whatever the size or shape of your garden or plot.

Grown Your Own Magazine

The UKs number 1 gardening magazine.

Herb Expert

Herb Expert was formed to offer a unique reference point on growing and cooking herbs. Tips on herb gardening, how to cook with herbs and some great recipes for you to try.

Mammoth Trees

A small tree nursery based on the southern edge of Dartmoor they grow and supply trees. Available through our online shops / mail order / or collection from the Mammoth Trees Nursery, Wrangaton Road, South Brent TQ10 9JE just off the A38. They have three web sites; - A selection a Fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. - Fast growing trees for wood fuel ,screening and shelterbelts.
For futher information contact Suzanne Nichoslon, Tel 01803 864866  email

Mother Earth's Minerals

Natures Soil Enhancer.  Cranleigh House, Combe Martin, North Devon, EX34 0EP phone 01271 889325 e-mail

My Allotment Plot

My Allotment Plot is a dedicated allotment supplies business based in Peterborough - 01733 371082 email

National Vegetable Society

The National Vegetable Society (NVS) is a charity dedicated to advancing the culture, study and improvement of vegetables offering help and advice to novice and expert show grower alike.


Nationwide suppliers of water free, power free, chemical free toilet facilities to allotments. Specially designed system functions year round in the UK climate. Available with sturdy, spacious, traditional buildings to blend in to rural or urban environments. Wheelchair accessible. Supportive and helpful team

Pennard Plants

Pennard Plants situated in a Victorian Walled Garden in rural Somerset offer a wide range of Heritage and Heirloom (open-pollinated) vegetable seeds alongside and increasing range of edible plants from Apples to Wasabi from Earth Chestnut to Japanese Ginger.  All are listed on our website at

Planning Aid

Provides free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant. Planning Aid complements the work of local authorities but is wholly independent of them.

Paul's Dahlia Guide

Through my website I hope to encourage you to grow better dahlias, whether for exhibition or purely for the pleasure of having those beautiful blooms in your garden.

Public Law Project

The Public Law Project (PLP) is a national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access to justice is restricted by poverty or some other form of disadvantage.

River Cottage

For all things Hugh Fernleigh-Whittinstall; a website about food, where it comes from, and why that matters.

Street Chrysanthemum, Dahlia and Vegetable Society

Founded in 1949 by a group of keen flower growers.

VeggieHarvest is an informational website to provide a definitive resource for all of your vegetable and herb gardening needs.  Whether you're an accomplished green thumb or a very green novice, whether you have several acres of land, or only a small patch to cultivate, delicious nutritional vegetables are as close as your backyard.