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Henleys Allotments

Henleys Allotments are situated off London Road, adjacent to London Road Cemetery. Allotment gardening is of huge benefit to your physical and mental health and can provide you with social and economic benefits too!

Henleys Allotments

London Road, Thatcham, RG18 4LQ

 01635 863592

About Henleys Allotments

Situated adjacent to London Road Cemetery, Henleys Allotments are available to rent for Thatcham residents, with almost 200 plots of various sizes. The popularity of allotment gardening has increased hugely in recent years. Having an allotment is a great way of having access to valuable gardening space if you don’t have a garden of your own and offers a number of health and wellbeing benefits.

Henleys Allotments are used by a wide variety of people, of all ages and backgrounds. It is a great way to meet other gardeners and get advice and tips for making the best of your plot. As a plot holder you also become a member of Thatcham Allotment Gardening Club which produces seasonal newsletters and arranges social activities and coffee mornings. The Thatcham Allotment Gardening Club is run by a committee who meet monthly at the Town Councils offices, more information can be found on their Facebook page

To apply for an allotment plot please complete the “Allotment Tenancy Application Form” below and return it to the Thatcham Town Council Offices at Brownsfield Road. You will then receive a letter confirming that you have been added to the waiting list and be contacted again as soon as you reach the top of the list.

The waiting list can often be long, please bear in mind when applying for an allotment plot it may be more than 1 year before one becomes available.

Concessionary rents are available, to apply please fill out a “Concessionary Rent Application” below and return to the Town Council offices.

Henleys Allotment Rent Rates for 2024

Full Plot £80.00

Half Plot £40.00

Third Plots £27.00

Quarter Plots £20.00

Useful links & Information

The National Allotment Society website offers lots of advice and growing tips for Allotment gardeners:

In this article Gransnet offer advice on what to grow and when to grow it!  They also show you how to plan for the year ahead and the benefits of having an allotment:

Organic veg grower Huw Richards shares his tips on how to make the most of your allotment:

There are many safe alternatives to pesticides nowadays, this link to shows you how to make homemade insecticides so you can “save your garden without killing the earth!”:

Have you heard of Companion Planting? This article explains the benefits of planting flowers in a vegetable garden which can draw in pollinators, help with pests, and provide a range of environmental benefits:

On the subject of pest control, the RSPB have put together ideas to try and eliminate pests in a non toxic manner. At the bottom of this article they also link to one dedicated to slug pellet alternatives!:



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