Welcome



 You will find us in Penydarren, on the side of the valley above Merthyr Tydfil, half way to Dowlais Top. At just over 800 feet above sea level we are not the highest allotment in South Wales, but we are high enough. We face more or less south, where the sun normally shines.


We have 130 registered members and 100 plots and there are now more lady members and a few families. Each plot has access to water and its own tap. Most of us have made a place to keep manure which is delivered from the road adjacent to each plot. It may be bought, or obtained free from a contact.
Annual fees for 2018 are £34 for a full plot and £24 for a half plot.  Included in the fee is a charge of £8 to cover insurance and membership of the National Association.


Over the years we have been successful in obtaining grants to improve the allotment, the roads and our other facilities. We opened a Woodland Walk in July, 2015, on some abandoned plots, and it was awarded a Green Flag by Keep Wales Tidy in July, 2016 and again in 2017.  We have been assessed for a flag for 2018 and will know the result in July.


Look at this website to find out more and for the latest information go to Allotment News, which is updated monthly.  The most recent news items are shown below, including details of school visits to our Woodland Walk.. If you are considering joining, get in touch with our Secretary Idris Meyrick whose details are on the Contact page. There is a waiting list which in June 2018 has seven names on it.

We are a lively, sometimes argumentative, occasionally noisy group, but usually peaceful, mutually helpful, witty, knowledgeable and a very contented lot.


Index page updated in June 2018

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