Welcome to the Hummersknott Allotments Association Limited (AKA KnottyPlots) web site
For the NSALG's guidance on Covid 19 and allotments see www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/.
Wash or sanitise your hands
Keep at least 2 metres apart
Regularly clean hard surfaces and disinfect touched surfaces
NO IFS. NO BUTS.
PLOTS COMPETITION – Thursday 22 July, 10:00 start
OPEN DAY – Saturday 21 August
MEMBERS’ PICNIC – Sunday 22 August
Please note that we are proceeding with the planning of the open day and the member's picnic on the assumption that Covid-19 constraints will have been eased beforehand. Please check here or on one of the noticeboards nearer the time to make sure these two events are taking place.
Remember the birds and bees
Our smaller feathered friends can become trapped in plant netting when looking for food and water recently. Help them by ensuring that yours is fixed securely enough to keep them out and by leaving fruit scraps and dishes of water somewhere easily accessible and away from netting. The bees struggle to find a drink in the dry weather so they could also benefit from dishes of water left out. Remember to put a stone or gravel inside the dish to enable them to walk down to the water with minimal risk of drowning.
Hummersknott Allotments Association Limited are a privately allotment society owned by our members and run by a group of volunteers. The allotment site covers 4.42 acres in the Hummersknott / Mowden area of Darlington. The society came into being on the 1st May 1917. Before this the area was the kitchen garden and orchard for Hummersknott Hall. For more about our history please see the "Our History" page.
If you are interested in joining us please see the "Getting an allotment" page.
About our logo
Our logo is by Lucina (plot 41A). You can see a video of Lucina creating the Knotty Plots mosaic on the Etsy web site at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LuLuMosaics?ref=seller-platform-mcnav. The video is part of the "Video summary" slideshow near the bottom of the page. Please note that you may need to scroll right (or left) until you see it. It is titled "I PRESENT TO YOU KNOTTY PLOTS".