Allotments Notice Board


Messages & Advice From Local Gardeners

Author: Unknown

Subject: Are there any allotments to rent near the Elms residential park, torksey.

Response: Unfortunately we don’t currently have any allotment sites in the Torksey area.  It may be worth checking with your local Parish Council to see if they maintain any sites. 

Alternatively you could have a chat with the tenants that are they to see who the site belongs to.

Author: Unknown

Subject: I am working in the area (near the Water Lane allotments) Monday 12th February and will have some woodchip free to anyone who can use it. Please let me know if you would like some. Phone Handley Tree Care 07855928385

Author: Chris

Subject: 2 x Greenhouses (roughly 6' x 4')

We are clearing out my brother in laws house in Retford. Greenhouses free if of any use. Please note: brambles growing around them. May also be some garden tools. Contact:

Author: Phil


I am clearing out a bit of land and have lots of green house glass ,garden canes,100's of plant pots ,garden netting etc all free for collrction Phil 07811417510 Mansfield Road, Worksop.

Author: Emma Davy

Subject: Garden Share

I was wondering whether Ann Donlan was still interested in the garden share? I am a support worker for Retford Young Persons Housing scheme and I am trying to get the children involved in a garden project. Is the garden in or near Retford? Contact me at

Author: Ann Donlan

Subject: Garden Share

I have a largish garden which I do not have the time to make the best use of. I am willing to share produce and the buying of seeds and wonder if anyone on your allotment waiting list would be interested in a discussion about how we could help each other.

Author: Rowland Savage

Subject: Worksop and District Horticultural Society

The society meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Manton Sports and Social Club Retford Road, Worksop. Anyone welcome to attend. AGM 5th February.

Planned talks to date:

  • 5th March - Vegetable Growing, by Graham Wagstaff, NFVS.
  • April 2nd - Pelgoniums and Geraniums, by Don Mossop
  • August 6th - Flower Arranging, by Mavis Allen.

Show dates:

  • 7th and 8th Sept early veg and flower show at St Annes Church Hall, Worksop
  • 9th and 10th November late flower and veg show at St Annes Church Hall, Worksop.

For further information contact Rowland Savage on 01623 847014 or email at

Author: Adie Richards

Subject: Fires On Allotments

Whilst bonfires are permitted on all our Council Allotment sites, we do ask that our tenants follow a 'respect' policy with regards to nearby properties by taking into account weather conditions and wind direction. For example, if the weather is mild and residents have open windows, washing on the line or it is evident that they are spending time outdoors then we would expect allotment tenants to refrain from lighting fires. All new tenants are provided with written guidelines when they are issued with their Tenancy Agreements.