Allotment at Clay Farm – Trumpington Street Medical Practice

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Trumpington Street Medical Practice has a Gardening for Health allotment at Clay Farm where patients and staff meet to grow vegetables and enjoy each other's company in the fresh air. All patients of the practice are welcome to join this relaxed and friendly group activity.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Spending time outdoors can help boost your mood and reduce stress;
  • Gardening is good physical exercise and can give you a real sense of achievement;
  • It’s a nice way to meet new people and spend time together working towards a common goal.

“The allotment is so peaceful, it is my happy place!”

What to expect

The group runs from March to October each year. They meet on Saturdays from 11.30am to 1pm at the allotment to carry out whatever jobs need doing. All patients of Trumpington Street Medical Practice, including Clay Farm Medical Centre, are welcome to come along and help as much as they are able to. Go directly to Plot 38. There are usually between 2 and 4 people there on any Saturday morning who will greet you, show you the different tasks and talk about what you might like to do.

There is a raised bed, suitable for people who can’t bend and light jobs are available. The site is wheelchair accessible, although the paths are rough gravel rather than tarmac.

Any vegetables grown at the allotment can be taken home by the volunteers, and any left over are donated to a local Food Hub.

More information

If you are interested in helping at the allotment for the first time you can email [email protected] to let them know which Saturday you’ll be coming. Alternatively you can just go along!

You should come in old, comfortable clothes suitable for gardening. Tools and gardening gloves will be provided.

The nearest parking is at the Clay Farm Community Garden, where there are 4 parking bays along Pinnington Close. If parking is not available in these bays, you can park in any of the marked parking bays along Hobson Avenue or on Hobson Square.

There is an accessible toilet around 5 minutes walk away, at the Clay Farm Community Garden.

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Volunteering at the allotment is free, and you will be able to take home the vegetables you grow.

How to contact

Where to go

Plot 38
Clay Farm Allotments
Cambridge CB2 9EY

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