Welcome to the Tring Allotments Association Website

Become a "Lottie" Member

Join the Tring Allotments Association "Lottie" by clicking on the "Lottie" tab above. You will find a form to fill in. We need your eMail address so we can give you access to the Members section of the website, which we hope to develop further of the next few months, your plot number which we will use to identify you within the members section rather than your eMail address as we don't want to encourage SPAM and finally you address so we can send you your membership card and seed catalogue.

Nathan "Natty" Rothschild

Nathan_Rothschild Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild Bt GCVO PC (8 November 1840 – 31 March 1915) was a British banker and politician from the international Rothschild financial dynasty. Known as "Natty," he was the eldest son of Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808–1879) and Baroness Charlotte de Rothschild (née von Rothschild). Natty was renowned for his public spirit and generosity. Notwithstanding his support for free enterprise, he embarked on a major programme of housing and improvement across his estate, effected by his agent Richardson Carr and the architect William Huckvale.

A hospital and nursing service, allotments and recreation grounds were among the facilities he provided. The estate became renowned for its Jersey cattle and its Shire horse stud, and for hosting the annual one day Tring Show, precursor of the Herts Show. - See more at: chilternsaonb.org

  • Plant Sale - 3rd Jun 2017

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    The lovely weather made the morning even more enjoyable and successful Thanks to all who provided plants to sell and those who bought them.

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    19th Aug 2017 - Summer BBQ and Show

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  • Summer BBQ and Show 2016

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    "Lottie" held it's first produce show on Saturday 03/09/2016.

    Check out the gallery

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  • Our website

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    bp Use the contact form for any website suggestions. By the way my name is Brian and I have plot no 48A and I am helping the committee with this site. Cheers bp

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Summer Show and Barbeque

Tring Allotment Association
Summer Show and Barbeque
Saturday 19th August
12 – 6.00

Competition Classes:

Open to "Duckmore Lane" Allotmenteers Only

  • Class 1: For Children 8 Years and under:
    • Miniature Garden arranged in Seed Tray
    • Best Dressed Vegetable
    • Decorated Stone

  • Class 2: Children 9 to 14 Years:
    • Jam Jar of Wild Flowers
    • Photograph "Allotment"
    • Painting or drawing of Vegetable on A4 paper

  • Class 3: Open to All:
    • Longest Runner Bean
    • One Misshapen Vegetable
    • Collection of Mixed Vegetables 3 Distinct Kinds – One of Each – must fit on 9inch paper plate provided.
    • 3 Spring Onions untrimmed
    • 6 French Beans
    • 6 Pods of peas
    • Heaviest Onion – Trimmed and root removed
    • Courgettes – 3 number – (10 to 13cm in length)

  • Class 4: Open to All:
    • Dish of Soft Fruit – 10 of any kind

  • Class 5: Open to All:
    • Mixed Garden Flowers with No additional Foliage.(Vases Provided)
  • All Entries to be set up between 12.00 – 2.00pm
  • NO ENTRIES AFTER - 2.00pm
  • Judging at 2.15pm
  • Prizes awarded at 4.00pm

  • Allotment Association will provide Barbeque, nibbles, drinks and cutlery, but please feel free to bring your own.

Community Garden

Tring in Transition is creating a new Community Garden near the Duckmore Lane entrance. For more information on the project click here

Tring Allotment Association

Membership of the Allotment Association is currently only £3.50 per year, giving excellent value for money. It is funded purely by membership fees and plant sales and therefore relies on this income to fund the benefits above – your membership would be greatly appreciated. allotment

Membership Benefits
  • Access to buying seeds and plants from Kings Seeds. These have a very wide variety of vegetables and fruit, both common varieties and those that are rarely found elsewhere. They are sold at a heavy discount, often saving upwards of 50% when compared to other retailers.
  • Liability insurance for your plot – as the plots are in a public location, this will cover you should someone have a mishap.
  • Communal manure delivery at least once a year.
  • Occasional access to a skip to dispose of larger waste from your plot.
  • The opportunity to have a common voice regarding any important decisions on the management of the allotments; a representative of the Allotment Association attends all Environment and Allotment Committee meetings at Tring Town Council to represent the plot holders.
  • The chance to meet other plot holders at events such as the Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks.
  • Annual subscription £3.50

If you would like to join the Association or to renew your membership, please use the contact form.

Brief history of allotments

Allotments have been in existence for hundreds of years, with evidence pointing back to Anglo-Saxon times. But the system we recognise today has its roots in the Nineteenth Century, when land was given over to the labouring poor for the provision of food growing. This measure was desperately needed thanks to the rapid industrialisation of the country and the lack of a welfare state. In 1908 the Small Holdings and Allotments Act came into force, placing a duty on local authorities to provide sufficient allotments, according to demand.

dig for victory However it wasn’t until the end of the First World War that land was made available to all, primarily as a way of assisting returning service men (Land Settlement Facilities Act 1919) instead of just the labouring poor.

The rights of allotment holders were strengthened through the Allotments Acts of 1922, but the most important change can be found in the Allotments Act of 1925 which established statutory allotments which local authorities could not sell off or covert without Ministerial consent, known as Section 8 Orders. Further legislation has been listed over the intervening years which have affected allotments, the latest of which is the Localism Act 2011.