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The Children's Allotment, East Ward Allotments, OxfordWebsiteStreet MapPhotos


Several years ago a group of parents, community members and educators formed a cooperative and set about to transform a dilapidated old plant nursery at the edge of the East Ward Allotments into a beautiful educational space for families to be outside and connect with nature.


Leave central Oxford heading south-east on Cowley Road (B480). Approximately 2km after the roundabout at The Plain, turn right onto Howard Street. At the second cross road junction turn left onto Cricket Road. The second turning on your right, onto a drive way with parking spaces to either side, is the main entrance to the East Ward Allotments. The allotment gates are at the end of the drive. The site of the children's allotment project is immediately beyond the allotment gates to the left.

To get to the side gate continue on Cricket Road until the junction with Shelley Road, then turn right alongside the Halal butchers towards the school. Then turn right along the footpath and the gate in the allotment fence is encountered after about 10 yards.

Grid ref: SP534047 Nearest postcode: OX4 3DJ


Park on street in this area, but check local restrictions and park considerately.