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Muriel Jones Field Allotments

Frome

98 pretty allotments on a charming 5 acre site, displaying a range of gardening styles from the traditional to a more relaxed approach. A rural setting on the outskirts of Frome with views of Longleat Forest across the river and into the trees and Cley Hill in the distance.
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    A little chunk of heaven. Down an overgrown lane, Muriel Jones Field Allotments are an unexpected discovery. From no dig to well dug, the allotments offer a tapestry of gardening styles. The 98 plots are on a gently sloping 5-acre site, leading to the River Frome, with views of Cley Hill and the Longleat forest. Flowers, fruit and vegetables in abundance. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.

    In 2012 these allotments were just a field in the Frome countryside. The waiting list for an allotment in the town was over 100 and growing by the day. As a result of this the site was purchased with funds from the Muriel Jones Foundation and Frome Town Council. Frome Allotment Association manage the site with volunteers carrying out the day-to-day maintenance.

    With no mains water connection, the harvesting and storage of water is a point of interest. A grant from the Big Lottery led to the installation of a state of the art composting toilet.

    A striking feature is how people use their 15x5 or 10x5 plot in completely different ways. Today this successful site of worked allotments has stimulated an enthusiasm for allotments within the town with the waiting list back up to 90.

    There are eight raised beds for less mobile gardeners, built with a bursary in memory of Elspeth Thompson offered by The National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The National Gardens Scheme’s Elspeth Thompson Bursary provides funding to amateur gardeners and community groups, in England and Wales, to create a garden or horticultural based project or to acquire horticultural knowledge and skills, to develop and share their love of gardening for the benefit of their communities.

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Flowers, fruit and vegetables in abundance. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.

Press and Media Coverage

Featured in Kitchen Garden Magazine, regional publications and radio.

Muriel Jones Field Allotments- Canceled

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Muriel Jones Field Allotments
Birchill Lane
Feltham
Frome
Somerset
BA11 5ND

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Viewing area over allotments designated for wheelchair users. Accessible WC.

More about Muriel Jones Field Allotments

A little chunk of heaven. Down an overgrown lane, Muriel Jones Field Allotments are an unexpected discovery. From no dig to well dug, the allotments offer a tapestry of gardening styles. The 98 plots are on a gently sloping 5-acre site, leading to the River Frome, with views of Cley Hill and the Longleat forest. Flowers, fruit and vegetables in abundance. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.

In 2012 these allotments were just a field in the Frome countryside. The waiting list for an allotment in the town was over 100 and growing by the day. As a result of this the site was purchased with funds from the Muriel Jones Foundation and Frome Town Council. Frome Allotment Association manage the site with volunteers carrying out the day-to-day maintenance.

With no mains water connection, the harvesting and storage of water is a point of interest. A grant from the Big Lottery led to the installation of a state of the art composting toilet.

A striking feature is how people use their 15x5 or 10x5 plot in completely different ways. Today this successful site of worked allotments has stimulated an enthusiasm for allotments within the town with the waiting list back up to 90.

There are eight raised beds for less mobile gardeners, built with a bursary in memory of Elspeth Thompson offered by The National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The National Gardens Scheme’s Elspeth Thompson Bursary provides funding to amateur gardeners and community groups, in England and Wales, to create a garden or horticultural based project or to acquire horticultural knowledge and skills, to develop and share their love of gardening for the benefit of their communities.

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