Did you know that this week is National Allotment Week?

Allotments UKWhether you have a garden large enough to grow your own produce, or you are fortunate enough to have a local allotment space, the benefits of growing your own fresh fruit and vegetables are many.

National Allotment Week aims to increase awareness of locally available allotment gardens. There can be a misconception that they are a little boring and tend to attract the elder generation in search of a slower pace of life. In recent times however, they have experienced somewhat of a renaissance and many people are beginning to recognise the benefits they offer.

One of the main benefits is that everything is grown fresh! You can nurture and watch over your own produce, add it to healthy meals and be completely assured that it contains no artificial preservatives.

Secondly, allotments can be a great family project, you’ll be learning and having fun along the way, a real bonding activity for people of all ages. You’ll be outside in the fresh air, getting lots of exercise which is fantastic for you, not just physically, but mentally too.

The biggest benefit of course is that you could sell or exhibit your produce, everyone can see and admire all the effort you have put in.

Take a trip to an allotment near you and see what’s going on, if you enjoy gardening in your own home why not find out about starting your own plot, and take the first steps to becoming a green fingered master.

To find out more and to get involved visit The National Allotment Society

You can also take a look at some of the properties we have available to buy or rent with their very own vegetable patches, and even an orchard.

Ravenshead – Nottingham, large 5 bedroom home, extensively refurbished

Kinsley – Wakefield, beautifully presented 3 bedroom house, refurbished to a high standard

Alderton – Tewkesbury, a lovely 4 bedroom house with period features, available to rent