Welcome to St Chad's Allotment Group

St Chad's is a newly formed allotment group on the outskirts of Pattingham in South Staffordshire. With a few like minded people, we started in 2009 with a fallow field left in trust to our local Church. From there, and with lots of hard work, and assistance from the Parish Council, plus a recent lottery grant, we now have a valuable & much improved local community space, to grow soft fruit, vegetables and flowers for our families.

The site consists of 45 full plots, 6 half plots and a new raised bed area for those that cannot manage a full space. We are a social group, active fund raisers and always interested in learning about new things horticultural. The site is surrounded by countryside and there is an adjacent nature reserve where sightings of birds of prey & animals are common. Wisely though, we decided not to be too friendly with rabbits, so we are rabbit fence protected along our boundaries! There is an abundance of 'edible hedging' around our borders, largely damsons, blackberries and sloes. To further compliment this we are adding hazel, crab apple & dog rose hedging, thanks to a recent award from the Woodland Trust. We are very fortunate indeed to have such a place to look after and intend to keep it to a high standard.

We wanted the site to be accessible for as many people as possible, and in 2010 were awarded a lottery grant for our 'Action for Access' project. This has given a tremendous boost to the site, and with some hard work and valuable time given by the Committee, we now have an improved site entrance and car park, new boundary & rabbit proof fencing, a new shed and community space, as well as a raised bed area with surrounding pathways and water point. We have also picked up some useful skills and tips along the way!

Have a look at our photo gallery to see the beautiful vegetables and flowers we grow and to see how we have progressed during 2010/2011.

Have a look at our
advice page, we are only too glad to pass our tips on to you. We learned in the summer how to encourage bees and beneficial insects to the site & garden, and how to make a bee hotel costing just a few pennies. We are affiliated to NSALG (National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners) there is a link for tips and advice from them on our links page

Have a look at our newsletter page to catch up with our involvement in Village activities.

Would you like to join us? If you are new to growing or maybe unsure of the commitment, you can 'buddy up' with a plot holder for a short taster session to see what allotmenteering it is all about! Get in touch with the Secretary (
contacts page) You can put your name on our waiting list, and can be involved in any future talks/training sessions we have. We can also put you in touch with other allotment groups in the area.