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Did you know that there is a secret garden on Queens Road? If you go in, you find a totally unexpected magical, open, green space in the heart of the City of Leicester.
Hidden from view by the houses which surround it, these private allotment gardens are a special hideaway where people grow vegetables, fruit and flowers, but also keep chickens and bees, paint, make wine, mix socially and relax– in other words, a community – different people with a common interest .
Due to the particular heritage of the land, they look and feel different from other allotments, and are a haven for wildlife. Although privately owned, many local people with small gardens rent plots, and there is a healthy waiting list.
Check out Bill Newsinger’s final video funded by the Heritage Lottery fund. It pulls together the main themes running throughout our heritage project and gives you an overview of life on the allotments.