Open Day 2003


The weather couldn’t have been better for the Open Day – our 3rd – held to show Berkhamsted residents what a delightful and precious green space there is so close to the town centre and too demonstrate the joys of allotment gardening in general. Visitors, including several Town Councillors and gardeners from Butts Meadow, were invited to follow an allotment walk round both sites. They were able to see for themselves the wide variety of crops being grown and appreciate many different and individual approaches to an allotment garden. They could also see the plans and preliminary work for the orchard and wildflower meadow on SSN and they could could stop for refreshments on either (or both!) sites. It was sometimes difficult to keep up with the demand for refreshments and allotment produce.


Our grateful thanks to all those tenants who generously provided cakes, biscuits, jams and produce etc. The demand for elderflower cordial is now well established and visitors were delighted to find such novelties as lavender biscuits. The good weather allowed us to do a lot of preparatory signage well in advance. Quite a few members were on holiday, but hopefully there will be more tenants about on their gardens to talk to visitors on the Harvest Open Day on 27th September. Apart from a slight crisis when the gas bottle ran out just as we were about to serve the first coffees, the day was an enjoyable success, followed by a relaxing barbecue. And by the way, we made over £200 for society funds.

Dates for your Diary

Working Parties

Sun 7th October 2018

Sun 4th November 2018

Sun 6th January 2019

Sun 3rd February 2019

Sun 3rd March 2019


Christmas Drinks

Sun 19th December 2018



Sat 19th January 2019


Latest News

Open Day 2018

Pruning fruit trees

The Society has arranged two dates when a trained horticulturalist will talk about the theory and practice of pruning. There will be a demonstration and the opportunity to ask questions. The dates are: Saturday 10th February 14.00 hrs and Friday 16th February 14.00 hrs Both to be held the at tea hut Sunnyside Old B15.

AGM 20 January 2018

At Sunnyside Rural Trust building on SSO at 10.30 am. Please come along to support the society and to pay this year's subs which are £4.00. You can download the agenda and 2016 minutes by clicking on this link. Please print them out and bring along to the meeting.