Highfield Park Trust 25th Anniversary – The Allotments

As part of the Highfield Park 25th Anniversary , we look back each month at an aspect of the Park and track its History through our Newsletters and Social media.

For the month of February as we begin to start the sowing season, we look at the Hixberry Lane allotments

The first mention of the Hixberry Lane allotments by the Highfield Park Trust was on the 2nd February 1998 when Business reps and pupils from Nicholas Breakspear school planted 500 trees and shrubs along the edge of the site

Flash forward to 2021 and now

Allotment Holders now pay £50 for a full-sized plot, there are families, individuals , experts and novices who garden along side each other.

There is even a Facebook group started by allotment holder Paula Walker

This year we have a waiting list of 50 local people who would like an allotment as the pandemic has reinforced the benefits of an outside space where people can grow their own produce.

We look forward to many more years to come for the Hixberry Lane allotments.

One thought on “Highfield Park Trust 25th Anniversary – The Allotments

  • 23rd February 2021 at 9:51 am

    I was one of the first to have one of the “new” allotments. It was a real challenge but well worth the hard work. I together with a team of walk leaders from Hertfordshire Health Walks planted many of the trees at the side of the plots, Pleased to see my plot central stage in the photograph. Last year was a life saver being able to go to the plot to work and pick the fruits of our labours. Looking forward to another good year.

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