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 6th March 2020 at 6PM at The Town Hall. Notes from meetings are listed here.


A warm welcome to Julia & Mike Bradford, Nadra Ramsaran and Hilary Bell & Tim Timms. The waiting list is now down to two.

Two test pits were dug by Julian Richards as part of the Abbey Museum and Garden's SAVED project, bearing half of an ancient coin, a tile and what could be a significant wall.

Waiting List

If you are interested in renting an allotment, please to be put onto the waiting list. The waiting list currently has two people on it.