Muriel Jones Allotments Frome NGS Open Day 2019
It’s difficult to believe that Muriel Jones Field Allotments at Birchill Lane have now been open for more than six years. Frome Allotment Association’s largest site will be opening the gates on Tuesday 9th July from 11.00 a.m -5.00p.m as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).
“Six years ago, this was just a field covered in grass,” said Frome Allotment Chair, Neil Cameron. “It’s now home to around 100 plots where members enjoy growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways. No two plots look alike. We’ve achieved so much in the last few years, thanks to a terrific community spirit where everyone helps one another.”
While the plots are the main attraction, the setting is also special as the 5 acre site gently slopes down to the River Frome with views of Longleat forest and Cley Hill in the distance.
Admission is £4.50 and the essential accompaniment to any garden visit – tea and cake – will also be available. All of the money raised goes to the National Garden Scheme, which helps to fund nursing and caring charities in the UK, such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie. The NGS also grants bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.