These are some Organizations you might find useful....

Burley Model Allotments cannot be held responsible for the contents of these sites which are given in good faith. This is not in any way an exhaustive list but it did exhaust us putting it together.


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"Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?"

"Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition."

National Organisations

And some Suppliers....

  • Kings Seeds - the NSALG seed scheme suppliers.
  • D T Brown - a major seed company
  • Mantis - Here you will find a an excellent Guide on the Mantis website about maintaining a successful allotment.
  • Garden Fresco - a husband and wife website with hints on how to grow veg.
  • Garden Fresco - a husband and wife website with hints on how to grow fruit
  • Codnor Horticultural Supplies
    Cherry Tree Cottage Farm
    210 Peasehill,
    RIPLEY, Derbyshire, DE5 3JQ
    01773 742847

And local allotments information and some websites to visit...

Away Days

We do try to organise and encourage days out where like minded souls can visit gardens and places of interest. All suggestions are welcome please contact us to arrange a visit.



Places to Visit.

Burley Model Allotments are not in control of the websites listed below and as such are in no way to blame with whatever may happen once you have clicked on a link, nor can we guarantee you will enjoy yourselves at any one of these venues. We have visited some of these venues (not quite all yet but are working through the list). As always the day is what you make of it (a little like life itself) and as such we have always enjoyed them.

If you know of anywhere where you have had a pleasant day and we have missed it off this list please contact us so we can add it to the list below.

Have Your Own Day Out:-

Useful Books

And in no particular order some books you may find useful......

  • Veg Patch: River Cottage Handbook 4: Mark Diacono
  • The Allotment Handbook: Caroline Foley
  • How to Plant Your Allotment: Caroline Foley
  • A Marshall Garden Guide: Fruit & Vegetables
  • RHS: Gardening Through the Year
  • The Kitchen Garden Month-by-month: A. M. Clevely
  • The Allotment Book: A. M. Clevely
  • HDRA: Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening Henry Doubleday Research Assoc: Pauline Pears
  • Bob Flowerdew's Complete Book of Companion Gardening: Bob Flowerdew
  • Salad Leaves for All Seasons: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot: Charles Dowding
  • Oriental Vegetables: Joy Larkcom
  • Jekka's Complete Herb Book: In Association with the Royal Horticultural Society
  • The Allotment Keeper's Handbook: A Down-to-earth Guide to Growing Your Own Food: Jane Perrone
  • Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book
  • Annie Bell's Vegetable Book: Annie Bell
  • Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook: Sarah Raven, Jonathan Buckley
  • The River Cottage Year: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
  • The Law of Allotments: J.F. Garner
  • The Allotment: Its Landscape and Culture: David Crouch, Colin Ward
  • Seeds: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Successfully from Seed: Jekka McVicar

There may be some others if you know of any that you find particularly useful then please contact us

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous."

"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. "
D. Elton Trueblood

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."
Alfred Austin