Free Gardens

All information on this page is provided by the Trustees of the Free Gardens Charity and is not endorsed by the Parish Council


The Great Somerford Free Gardens were established in 1809 by Steven Demainbray and have a long and fascinating history.

The Parish Councillors of Great Somerford are Trustees of the Free Gardens charity (203850) which is run independently and separately from the Parish Council.

If you would like an allotment, please contact:

  • Dave Butcher, Plot Allocation & Site Management (01249 720204)
  • Janice Botterill, Tenancy Agreements & Administration (01249 721609)

Once you have visited the Free Gardens site and been offered a plot we will send you several documents to read, sign and return to the Trustees. These documents are listed below for information purposes only:

A Code of Conduct for the Free Gardens was also adopted by the Trustees in July 2021.

Please contact the Trustees listed above or Stephen Mansfield, Chair of the Trustees if you have any questions.

Minutes of Trustees Meetings

2020/21

June 2nd 2021
March 31st 2021
February 22nd 2021
January 25th 2021
January 11th 2021
November 2020
Allotment Inspection Report October 2020 (Redacted)
October 2020

September 2020
August 2020

2019/20

March 2020
January 2020
November 2019
September 2019
July 2019
June 2019

2018/19

March 2019
January 2019
November 2018
September 2018
June 2018
April 2018

2017/18

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

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