Get involved at your community allotment

Christine Janumala
Author's position
Community Engager
Primary interest
Hobbies and Leisure

Food4Families helps organise community allotments all over Reading. At your local allotment you can help grow organic fruit and vegetables, get the health benefits of gardening and learn all about growing.

Gardens are now open to the public, but please get in touch and book before you visit. This way we can be aware of numbers. Let’s all stay safe!

Educational courses are currently running with COVID secure precautions in place. There are also free summer gardening sessions for kids running in Caversham, Whitley, Southcote, Coley Park, and Central Reading (visit the Food4Families website for details).

Here are details of our latest courses:

Garden Opening Days & Times
Coley Park Community Allotment Use contact form to find out more information
Erleigh Road Community Garden Tuesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursdays 10.30am to 12 noon
Saturdays 10.30am to 12 noon
Gosbrook Growers Community Garden Fridays 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Katesgrove Community Allotment Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 10am to 12noon
Lavender Place Community Gardens Tuesdays 10am to 12noon
Fridays 3pm to 5pm
Saturdays 10am to 12noon
Southcote GrowAllot Thursdays 10:30am to 12noon
Saturdays 10am to 1pm
The Weller Centre Community Gardens Thursdays 1.30 to 2.30pm
Thursdays 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Sundays 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Whitley GrowAllott Tuesdays 9.30am to 12noon
Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Sunday 2pm to 4pm
Food4families Training Base – Volunteer Sessions Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm