Billys Lane Allotment Association

Billy’s Lane Allotments is off Heathbank Rd, Cheadle Hulme, situated behind Greenbank School. The site is a green oasis in the middle of an extensive built up area and a friendly place to be.
We have forged close links with the local Flower Show Society, exhibiting a much admired display of produce on the day of their Show in early September. Our shop is open on Sunday mornings and is available to members of the public who pay a modest membership fee and they are then able to purchase garden sundries, some at considerably reduced prices.
We have also produced a cookery book with recipes of how to use the crops we grow.
As there is high demand for allotments in the area, we have quite a long waiting list, but it is still open to anyone resident in the area who comes down on a Sunday morning when the shop is open. Fellow allotment holders from across Stockport are also welcome to come down at this time to view our site and new cabin. 
Contact if you would like to go on our waiting list for a plot.

New trading hut at Billy’s Lane – March 2016
Carols in the Cabin
10-12 noon on Sunday 20th December 2015
Mulled wine on offer – please join us!

Billys Lane Allotments are celebrating a successful 2015 season

                                                                                                                                       Jean’s Plot – September 2015
                                                                                                                             Marigolds grown as companion plants
Our new “cabin” has been used as a base for a group of artists from the Wilmslow Guild to conduct a course of painting “en pleine air” and some of their work was displayed on our successful open day in July.
Billy's Lane Allotments Display at Tatton RHS Flower Show 2015

Billy’s Lane Allotments Display at Tatton RHS Flower Show 2015

Cheshire Life

we appeared in Cheshire Life

Undoubtedly the main event in the summer was our maiden participation in the allotments section at the Tatton Show at the end of July for which we were awarded the R.H.S. Award of Merit. This involved many of our plot holders in growing for the Show and being on hand during the Show to explain what we are about to members of the public. There was a high level of interest was in allotmenting – it was almost like being on a marathon session of “Gardener’s Question Time”!

unnamedMarvin the Marrow won best vegetable at the Cheadle Hulme Show September 2015, weighing in at 45 1/4 lbs.
Grown by David Rawstron from Billy’s Lane Allotments.
Growing in straw bales at Billy’s Lane Allotments – September 2015
Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 21.50.56New Cabin Opening on September 28th 2014 at Billy’s Lane Allotments
The cabin has been several years in the planning and we hope to use it for social functions and educational visits from local schools when we have also got our toilet in place. The Cabin was opened by retired Astronomer Royal Mr Graham Smith who gave a lovely opening speech and presented us with an interesting gardening book to add to our library. About 50 plot holders, friends and family attended and enjoyed a lovely Waitrose buffet and celebration cake in the shape of our Cabin!
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Carol singing

Carols in the cabin



9 Responses to Billys Lane Allotment Association

  1. Sue Clarke says:

    When will you allow people from other ethnicities in??

  2. mary says:

    We could smell it in Swann Lane. I hadn’t realised that it came from the allotments. I hope the vegetables are extra good!!

    • IAN GARDINER says:

      I am sorry if the smell of manure spoiled your day, manure is needed to improve the soil, and it does result in much tastier vegetables

  3. Therese Bohan says:

    I live on Nursery Road behind the allotments. I would like to point out how inconsiderate it was for someone from your allotments to use manure on good Friday releasing the most horrendous smell. Easter weekend with nice weather and residents on lock down meant most people would be in their gardens – so whoever ruined it with that awful smell – thanks a lot!

    • IAN GARDINER says:

      Hi Therese, I am sorry you felt your day was ruined, allotments need manure and unfortunately it can have an unpleasant odour to it. The unseasonable warm weather does not help the smell, but it does clear quite quickly. I am sorry you did not you did not enjoy your day.

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