Get Digging in Acocks Green

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

In a recent news item on BBC Midlands it was announced that there are over 1000 free allotments around Birmingham. This was a little misleading because it implied that they were ‘free’ as in there was no cost, however what they actually meant is that there are lots of allotments available to let.  Rates are reasonable however and sizes vary. Urban Veg, a Birmingham based organisation who promote urban food production, have explained in full the different ways you can find out more about becoming an allotment holder here:

Acocks Green has its fair share of vacant allotment plots. These are available at the Yardley Road allotments. (Access is via the track that runs down beside the canal and the cemetery off Yardley Road). There are also plots in Fox Hollies, next to the leisure centre. Why not get out into your community, get fitter, meet new people as…

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 Yardley Gardening Competition 2013

 Have you planted winning seeds?

If you’re a green-fingered Birmingham City Council tenant or leaseholder, you could win £100 worth of gardening vouchers.

You don’t have to have a garden to enter, as we’ll be judging:

• Best front garden 

• Best back garden 

• Best communal garden 

• Best balcony, window box, hanging basket or pots 

• Best vegetable patch – grown in the ground (e.g. in soil or raised beds) 

• Best vegetables in containers (e.g. in pots, hanging baskets, tubs or grow bags)

1st Prize: £100, 2nd Prize: £75, 3rd Prize: £50 for each category

• There will also be an extra prize of £100 of gardening vouchers for the best overall new entry

 To enter – or to nominate a friend, relative or neighbour who’s also a tenant or leaseholder – call tenant participation officer Andy Sheppard on 0212 464 1615 or email

by Friday 26 July 2013 

 When you enter the Yardley Gardening Competition we will automatically enter you into our citywide Birmingham In Bloom competition.

  We will start the judging from 29 July 2013.