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.


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.
  • - A very useful site if you are thinking of becoming self-sufficient.
  • Allotment and Gardens - A very fine site that contains a great deal of advice and comment in a well written and informal style.
  • Arena Flowers - A site that contains a great deal of advice about caring for flowers.
  • Codnor Horticultural Supplies
    Cherry Tree Cottage Farm
    210 Peasehill,
    RIPLEY, Derbyshire, DE5 3JQ
    01773 742847

Some interesting websites to visit

  • Gardening Tips For Beginners This is what it says it is, and here is and big thank you goes to Ethan for bringing this to our attention.
  • Gardening Projects and Ideas Here is a link sent from Michelle from America, and it will take you to a website with some wonderful ideas for your garden as well as information for beginners. A big thank you to Michelle for bringing this to our attention.
  • Guide to Basic Gardening Here is another link which we are pleased to share with you that provides information on all that you need to know about gardening types, essentials, tools, maintenance - and even starter veggies!.
  • Home Gardening Tips This site has a number of ideas including sections on gardens for kids, vegetable gardens and gardening basics. Many thanks for this go to Layla and Carrie for letting us know about this page and we hope you like it as well.
  • Making Your Garden Accessible - Here is wonderful site which is as it says the Definitive Guide to Making Your Garden Accessible. This is all about Accessible Gardens and some of the ideas may be of help to people with limited mobility. Such as the use of raised beds, wider pathways and adaptive tools to name but a few things that will help. Anyway don’t read this click on the link and read it all for yourself.
  • 8 Best Greenhouses in Europe - Here is site which has been recommended to us by Lucas from upstate New York in the United States of America. He and his class are doing a project on building greenhouses albeit on a smaller scale than these. Perhaps some of these examples may provide inspiration for others, so click on the link and we hope you will find this useful.

Some local allotments information

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.


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Away Days

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