Our Allotment Community & Social Events

BEAS have been granted funding to run fun, free, and sociable events to learn about plants through art.  Come and have an enjoyable time with other plotholders and local membrs of the community. See events calendar below for dates of sessions.

To book a place please contact [email protected]

This project is funded by the Nature, Art and Wellbeing Community Fund, a collaborative of; National Lottery Community Fund via Stepping into Nature, National Academy for Social Prescribing Fund via Thriving Communities Nature Buddies and Contain Outbreak Management Fund via Your Nature: Dorset Council Better Days, Coast and Greenspace Teams.
For more information please see website at  Stepping into Nature | Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (dorsetaonb.org.uk)

With over 220 plots, more than 330 members and another 50 associate members, our Allotment site is the hub of a vibrant community which has a passion for growing their own.   We aim to extend our love of growing to the wider community by supporting local school and community gardening groups and any other and getting involved in other relevant projects when we can. 

'Love your Allotment, Love your Food' is a cook book we have published made up of easy to follow recipes using allotment produce. It has proved very popular and you can get your copy from our shop (if you ar local) or order on-line HERE

Once a year we run an Open Morning which allows the local community access to fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and home made jams and jellies, plus other fun activities. Any funds raised are for the society which helps us keep the rents as low as possible, and mainain the site.

 

We also run 2 Charity Coffee Mornings a year for recognised charities - for example in 2022 they will be for 'Friends of the Bournemouth Eye Unit' and Macmillan Cancer.

Any other events are purely for our Members, Associate Members, Waiting LIst and their family and friends. We aim to break even on these but any surplus funds we raise by the end of the year will be donated to our charity of choice for that year.

Events at BEAS