Appletree Allotment and Community Garden
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Off Agbrigg Road, Agbrigg, Wakefield, WF1 5AE - Entrance is opposite Mr Happy
A place to learn, meet, grow and dig deep!
Appletree is an outdoor community resource, where people of all ages and from all walks of life, get together to grow some amazing fruit, vegetables and flowers. You can contribute to developing and maintaining the area. It is a fantastic, inspiring and uplifting green space where everyone is welcome.
Winter Opening hours (October to March)
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Summer Opening hours (April to September)
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
(Other days / weekends for special visits, events and open days as required)
It is a place where everyone can work at their own pace, as part of a friendly and dedicated team. It is also a place where people can make friends and learn skills, as well as share their own skills and contribute their own ideas. It is open to anyone who is happy giving some of their time to work on the area and help it to grow into something special or those that want to relax in our garden area for a cuppa and a chat!
In and around Appletree
The growing space and garden are divided into different areas, offering a range of gardening experience. Growing vegetables on our traditional plots, tending the herb garden, sowing seeds and potting on in the polytunnel, pruning our established apple trees, looking after our new fruit additions and contributing to our permaculture, wildlife and wildflower areas. We are constantly planting and regenerating areas of the garden - in fact some areas are yet to be developed, so you can gain a whole range of experience and perhaps share some your ideas with us.
Download the site plan - done about 18 months into the project but the area is constantly expanding and growing
You don’t have to dig! Why not drop by for a cuppa and a chat among friendly faces. Or wander around our accessible path and take a while to sit on our lovely woodland benches to watch the birds and wildlife. Our grassed area is always a hit with families – play some gentle games or just bring a picnic!
Come and get your veg at the garden - you can pick your own or ask the team to help you. This really is locally sourced food, grown on organic principles. It’s free if you give us a little of your time and work in the garden, otherwise, we ask for a small donation. We also have a wide selection of plants and herbs.
Sow and Grow
Why not join one of our courses? We run regular FREE basic gardening courses throughout the year which run for 6 weeks (2 hours a week).
We are also able to run special schools projects each year to encourage schoolchildren to get stuck in. Appletree is a great learning environment, complete with outdoor classroom, and teachers can book a visit to bring Curriculum topics to life, or involve children in creative activities with natural materials.
Green team building
We welcome work teams from local business. We have major projects throughout the year and we are grateful for willing hands itching to get out of the office and into the garden. It’s a great way of building your team and developing productive bonds between members of staff, which can be taken back to the office.
Let us inspire you
Come along to get ideas for your own garden or community project, or just enjoy yourself looking around. You are welcome to drop when we are open or book a group visit. Tell us stories and share your ideas about gardening. You may have an interesting plant to donate, or a memory about how things used to be. Or you may have a great suggestion about how we can improve the garden.