RAF Leeming Polytunnel is up and growing

RHS Harlow Carr

With the new Polytunnel constructed on Station in July, budding Allotmenteers were hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society at their prestigious Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate on 11 Sep.  They gained hands on knowledge of propagating herbs and were treated to a tour of the vegetable garden – setting the bar high for our own polytunnel. 

Squadron Leader Jane Brocklebank, who has been involved in the allotments from the start of the project commented:

‘The polytunnel is more than just growing plants, it’s about developing a community who may not normally meet each other. Plots have been taken by the school, sections and there’s even a plot for the families of deployed personnel.  This visit has given us lots of ideas, wait out for our official opening event in October which we plan to link in with the Campaign for School Gardening “Big Soup Share” ’.

RAF Leeming Polytunnel
RAF Leeming Polytunnel

The polytunnel project was made possible by the generous support of RAF Benevolent Fund who provided a grant for the impressive 140 ft x 27 ft commercial grade Polytunnel including the individual wooden beds and topsoil.   There are still plots available so it’s not too late for those yet to register an interest. 

Royal Horticultural Society Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate
Royal Horticultural Society Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate

Top image: Hands on knowledge of propagating herbs at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

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