We bulk buy onion sets, seed potatoes and garlic etc and then bag them up in smaller quantities, so they will hopefully be the cheapest you'll find. This is also the case for fertilisers etc - see here for a list of some of the items on sale.
As you can see from the pictures, the shop isn't one you can browse around easily, so you'll need to know what you're after and ask for it. Don't be intimidated by this - the volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable and won't expect every shopper to be an expert gardener!
If we don't have what you're after, please ask and we might be able to order it.
Where is the shop?
The shop is at the main entrance to Armstrong Allotments on Crompton Road in Heaton. As you walk through the gate, you'll see the pavillion to your right and the shop to your left.Please note: there are steps at this entrance.
The shop is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
We also aim to keep the shop open on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm April to September, but this is dependent on volunteer availability and how many people use the shop at this time.
Would you like to volunteer?
We always need more volunteers to help with the shop, so any time you can spare will be appreciated. If you'd like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, please pop in to the shop and ask or drop us an email.
Thank you for supporting our allotment shop!