Run by The National Allotment Society, the theme for National Allotment Week (8th – 14th August 2016) is the inclusive nature of allotment gardening and how it brings together people from all sections of society.

As well as giving individuals the opportunity to manage a plot of their own and grow their own food, The National Allotment Society also hosts projects that range across many areas such as adapted plots for people with disabilities, educational visits from schoolchildren, therapeutic growing opportunities for the bereaved, those with mental health issues and gardening on prescription.

During National Allotments Week, the Society is encouraging allotment associations across the UK to hold events during the week to welcome the wider community onto their sites to see for themselves. Visit for more information.