Springtime at the allotments

11 Apr 2022


Rhea at the allotments

The University Allotments

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn 

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood 

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” May Sarton 

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness… above all it teaches entire trust.” Gertrude Jekyll 

'In all things of nature there is something marvellous.' Aristotle


It's springtime and that means there are lots of jobs to do up at the university allotments on campus. From weeding, digging and preparing the ground for planting its time to get the hands dirty. Every Thursday afternoon the beds are tended with great love and care by students from across the university. In these photos, Rhea, one of our second-year Liberal Arts students, is cultivating rhubarb, herbs, brussel sprouts and much more. All are welcome to this special breathing space in the midst of the University… 


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