Banstead Summer Show

Banstead Summer Show

The Banstead Horticultural Society’s Summer Show was held on Saturday 24th July and was a huge success, bringing out a record number of exhibitors and visitors, including the mayor of Banstead. It was joined by Caterham Horticultural Society, whose normal venue is...
It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

Welcome back, everybody! Thanks from us all to Barbara for organising a delivery of compost which arrived yesterday. This fortuitously coincided with a long-awaited change in weather, and the warmth and sunshine has brought many of us back to our plots in readiness...
BHS 2020 Autumn Show

BHS 2020 Autumn Show

Defying coronavirus – Smitham Allotments exhibit at a successful flower and vegetable show in Banstead

Against all the odds the Banstead Horticultural Society 2020 Autumn Show was held on the 12th September at the Community Hall.

Hedgehog in the allotment

Hedgehog in the allotment

Dave Warren has spotted a new addition to our allotment wildlife. Hedgehogs are getting increasingly rare so it’s great to see this little...
Slow Worms

Slow Worms

This is one of the many slow worms who live in our compost bin on the allotment, photographed in July 2019. They enjoy a cosy fugg in there all through the winter, and there always seem to be a good number of babies in the...
Keep calm and carry on digging!

Keep calm and carry on digging!

Having an allotment in these difficult times means we are doubly blessed. Not only do we still have an abundance of winter vegetables to harvest and enjoy, and summer produce to look forward to, but we can get fresh air and exercise whilst obeying the government...