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Wivenhoe Allotments are owned by Wivenhoe Town Council and managed in conjunction with the Wivenhoe Allotment and Gardens Association (WAGA).

For enquiries about an allotment, contact the Town Council tel 822864. Remember, allotments are not just for growing vegetables but flowers too, for ‘show’ or cutting in the home.

Wivenhoe Allotment and Gardens Association is a thriving society. All gardeners are welcome to join (for an extremely modest cost) and you don’t need to have an allotment to do so, indeed many do not.

WAGA run a Trading Hut on Sunday mornings. Seeds, composts, fertilizers and many other items are sold at a special and very attractive member’s rate.   

The Annual Show, started in 1965, is the opportunity to compete for cups and trophies in many different categories – fruit, flowers and vegetables, flower arrangements, cooking, preserves and handicrafts in general.  The Show is held in the Wm Loveless Hall in September. 

For details about the Show or how to join WAGA, contact Mrs Diane Duffield tel: 01206 825329 

  • Pictures of some of the prize-winners at the 2007 Show
  • Pictures from the September 2006 Show
  • Pictures of the September 2005 Show
  • An article about WAGA published in Let’s Talk! magazine April 2005
  • Memories of Phil Faucheux about the founding and early days of the Allotments

Below: Some of the longest holders of allotments:


Wivenhoe Allotments, Rectory Road, from the air.

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Picture: Johnathon Grose

Standing left to right – John Binks, Derek Evans, Fred Purdey, Charles Sansom, Sid Cox, Sid Hadler

Seated left to right –  Br ian Blake, Les Dykes, June Dykes, George Bulmer, Tony Krysinski, Phil Faucheux


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