Growing together Community Allotment

The community allotment is situated in Fairfield district of Buxton.  Nestled in a beautiful quite space in the Derbyshire countryside — it truly is a beautiful hidden space we are so proud of.

We are working with people with learning disabilities and mental health considerations on this project to harness the therapeutic values of group labour creativity and the wellbeing associated with working on the land, gardening, vegetables fruit and flowers.

We are fully involved in our local community.  We are open Monday,Wednesday and Thursdays 10.30am-3.30pm run by our dedicated project workers and volunteers.

We have a warm cosy community shed, and a fully compostable toilet on site.

This is a free project anyone with a learning disability or mental health issue, or part of the local community .

You can attend by route of self referral or through a professional referal via bright opportunities or the volunteer centre buxton.

The allotment is currently attended by lots of the local community from local schools, playgroups and disability children’s service ASPIRE visiting regularly.

We regularly engage with Wildlife trust who come and visit and do activities with us on site.

Our allotment plot has something for everyone:

  • An impressive nature reserve pond great for pond dipping and frogs this year hopefully! 2 x Wildflower meadows.  Lots of raised beds, 4 x large polytunnels to learn and grow
  • A brand new sensory garden created in 2017 full of sensory plants and a fun space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, water games, or just to enjoy the peace and quite of the outdoors and enjoy the space in a safe environment.

The allotment project is supported by local company CEMEX who volunteer staff hours and equipment to help once a year on their ‘lend a hand scheme’.

To get involved please feel free to visit or ring us for more information, or, drop in and say Hi at our allotment – all visits warmly welcomed.

How to find us………..


94 cunning-dale allotments
Dew pond lane

Park on main Dew pond lane and follow signs to allotment.

Please note there is no access to the lane via car , so please park at the bottom of the lane, ample free parking.


Catch local Buxton fairfield estate bus 185 and exit Borstones lane.
Follow the road down the industrial estate to the bottom to the left, find us on the lane opposite local factory OTTER CONTROLS signposted “Growing together community allotment”.

Please note that the gate is locked for security reasons any other day, however it will be open by the project worker for walking access and disabled access on the days stated.


Follow map to Otter controls factory and then opposite follow sign up the lane to the right, Plot 94 Green gate


Please note you will need to bring your own flask, food or drinks as (local shop is quite a walk 🙂
Gloves, tools and a selection of wellies are provided on site!

You will need to dress appropriately sun cream, hats and raincoats, sensible footwear.

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