Allotment gates to open for May Fair

Allotment holders at Chorley Hall Lane are supporting the Alderley Edge May Fair by having an Open Day on Saturday 20th May, from 11am to 3pm.

They will also raising funds for East Cheshire Hospice, their nominated Charity of the Year, having raised nearly £1000 for the local hospice last year.

The award winning allotments will be accessible via the pedestrian gate near the park for the public to have a look around the site and chat to plot holders. There is no entrance fee and all are welcome.

Val Owen, Chair of Chorley Hall Lane Allotment Association said "We are very happy for visitors to walk around the site and we will try to answer any gardening questions they may have.

"If you are interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables or are thinking about having an allotment in Alderley Edge this is your opportunity to come and see what allotment gardening is all about."

There will be a pop up shop selling home-made preserves, plants and herbs, bird and bat boxes and, new this year, a home-made cake stall.

Additionally, a pop up cafe will be serving cream teas to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice. This year they will also be offering a take-away service as well as waitress service.

Val said "East Cheshire Hospice is our charity for 2023 and this is our way of helping our local Hospice provide their wonderful service to our community. It's best to call early for that cream tea, don't be disappointed by leaving it to the very end of the show!"

Doors open at 11am on Saturday 20th May and we close the site at 3pm.

We are hoping to publishb further details on plans for the Alderley Edge May Fair, which will take place on Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th, shortly.