Bimport, Shaftesbury 

Who we are

In December 1970, Jocelyn Wrightson bequeathed a parcel of land for use as allotments, at the corner where Bimport descends into St John's Hill. This extraordinary act of generosity left us with 14 half allotments with fabulous soil in the crown of our historic hilltop town.

We are a charitable trust. In the past, costs have been entirely covered by rents paid. Over time, however, we have received generous financial assistance and we have become a substantial beneficiary of awards from The Big Lottery Fund.


The next AGM will be Thursday 7th March 2019 at 6PM at The Town Hall. Notes from meetings are listed here.


A warm welcome to Julia & Mike Bradford, who have taken on the quarter allotment, between Hilary de Bie's shed and fruit cage. We've rattled through the waiting list which has now whittled down to 2!

Three test pits being dug in mid-August by Julian Richards as part of the Abbey Museum and Garden's SAVED project. Hilary, Julia and Elizabeth have kindly given the go-ahead for their plots to be used for 1 metre sqare pits to be dug up to an expected depth of 1 metre. The pits will have recovered soil placed on a tarpaulin and replaced with top soil up. The pits will be clearly marked with safety tape. Please reach out to Tom Staveley or Matthew Tagney, if you have concerns?

Waiting List

If you are interested in renting an allotment, please to be put onto the waiting list. The waiting list currently has twoThe person who applied 28th November 2017 is now top of the waiting list. people on it.