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The official website for The Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens Association.  

Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens

Welcome to the Tonbridge Allotments website.

Welcome to TAGA the Tonbridge Allotments and Gardens Association. We have 7 sites with 4 in south Tonbridge and 3 in north Tonbridge. There are 242 plots. Please note we can only offer plots to residents of the town of Tonbridge.If you live outside Tonbridge town please get in touch with your local parish council.

We have a thriving community of allotmenteers on our 7 sites enjoying the benefits of delicious fresh food, growing fruit and vegetables of all varieties – including flowers too.

If you are interested in joining our waiting list, please email our Secretary at dixon.gail29@yahoo.com

Are you thinking of taking on an allotment plot?

Owning an allotment is a commitment (well for most of the year anyway). It can be hard work. It will need some thought and planning. But it is also very enjoyable, very good for you and you get to meet some really lovely people. Plots are generally available as 10 rods (250 sq. metres) and 5 rods (125 sq. metres).

We have allotmenteers from all walks of life, families, working and retired of all ages. They all have a passion for healthy food and gentle exercise. We also have many different nationalities, everyone is welcome. Everyone is happy to help and if you need really detailed advice there are some real experts on the sites too. We have a licence agreement you will need to sign and a little Green Book with all the rules and regulations. As the sites are rented from the council there are a clear set of rules we have to follow. We look forward to hearing from you soon 🙂

News

Tom Flower Fruit and Veg Challenge Cup

Tom Flower Fruit and Veg Challenge Cup

Following on from last year's very popular inaugural Tom Flower Fruit and Vegetable Challenge Cup, tenants on the Brook Street site are busy cultivating their entries for this year's event. Points will be awarded across a number of fruit and vegetable categories...

Exercise, relaxation, friendship and delicious fun

What will you make of your allotment?

List of sites under Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

 

BARDEN – Accessed from Clare Avenue East, South Tonbridge. Approximately 55 plots.

BARDEN PARK -Southern end of Tonbridge on the river side of Barden Park Road. Approximately 13.5 plots.

BROOK STREET – South western end of Tonbridge close to the A21 Bypass. Access via Molescroft Way and Swanland Drive. Approximately 40 plots.

FARMGROUND – South eastern end of Tonbridge close to Lodge Oak Lane. Access via a narrow lane between numbers 27 and 28 Somerhill Road. Approximately 25 plots.

RIDGEWAY – Northern end of Tonbridge access by narrow pathway between 26 and 28 Ridgeway Crescent. Approximately 60 plots.

WAVENEY ROAD (LONGMEAD) – Northern end of Tonbridge in Waveney Road next to the Longmead Primary School. Approximately 35 plots.

LONGMEAD WAY – Northern end of Tonbridge next door to the Tonbridge Farm Sports Fields. Access is via gates at the beginning of Longmead Way. Approximately 34 plots.

All sites are protected with secure fencing and gates. They all have running water and sheds. All sites have Site Managers and machinery is available for use.

Blog Articles

Tom Flower Fruit and Veg Challenge Cup

Tom Flower Fruit and Veg Challenge Cup

Following on from last year's very popular inaugural Tom Flower Fruit and Vegetable Challenge Cup, tenants on the Brook Street site are busy cultivating their entries for this year's event. Points will be awarded across a number of fruit and vegetable categories...

Site Information

Site Information

Tenants are reminded that we are all responsible for managing and maintaining our sites. Hedges and pathways bordering our plots should be kept trimmed, and drainage ditches must be cleared of vegetation and obstructions. We are responsible for providing Site Managers...

Interest in allotments rises

Interest in allotments rises

There has been a study carried out from Sheffield University showing a rise in interest for owning an allotment. Following the 'Dig for Victory' campaign during the War interest declined steadily. Developers moving into the degraded plots. Now with the pandemic and a...

Contact Us

Please contact us by email, unfortunately, we do not give phone numbers online but we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Get In Touch

 

dixon.gail29@yahoo.com

Gail is the TAGA Secretary and will anwer your enquiry as soon as possible.

We have enjoyed our allotment for a while now. It has been great for entertaining and I love growing flowers.

Leanne Davies

Brook Street