Monday, 12 September 2016

Grove Avenue Allotments - Heritage Open Day 2016

Hi everyone.
On Sunday 11th September I visited the Grove Avenue Allotments in Chilwell as part of Heritage Open Day weekend. Heritage open days are to celebrate England's architecture, culture and history, offering free access to properties and events which aren't usually open to the public.
Heritage days are to bring local organisations, societies and individuals together. I've lived in Nottingham all of my life and it's amazing to see how many events are happening locally which you can go to. 
I went to the Grove Avenue Allotment plot as I am a green party member at heart and I'm interested in natural growing produce and encouraging honey bees to pollinate. If it wasn't for bees then humans wouldn't be able to survive.
The allotment is huge and it was heartwarming to be approached by so many lovely gardeners who were all helpful and willing to answer any questions. My favourite flowers are the giant sunflower which towered above me.

Things that I enjoyed were being reminded of the film Wallace and Gromit "the curse of the Were-rabbit" as the vegetable competition was the most exciting part of the year in the film. I also thought about my dwarf lop rabbit Magic and how she would probably eat the entire allotment contents within 2 weeks. My rabbit always seems to be hungry and after eating the entire allotment she probably still would be.
Let me know in the comments below if you have been to any local events in your area or visited any venues as part of Heritage day weekend.

Bunny Hugs,

Hayley

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