Derwent Park Allotments

Sarah, Derwent Park Allotments

Sarah, Derwent Park Allotments

I come from an Irish background and both sides of my family had a vegetable garden or a farm. I wanted an allotment because I just liked the idea of eating what I’d grown.

I’ve had my plot at Derwent Park Allotments for over four years. When I went to see it, my plot was very overgrown but I just loved its position. It’s tucked away at the end of the site and is surrounded with tall hedges and trees on all sides. You enter through its own gate and go through a short tunnel-like path covered with climbing plants. It feels like entering a secret garden.