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.