Saturday, 7 September 2013

Its all in our Memories now....

The allotment and memory shed is a collaboration between The Whitworth Art Gallery and The Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

We invited visitors to Whitworth Weekending to enter our memory shed and plant their memories of the Whitworth art Gallery and Whitworth Park. Lots of memories were planted in our lovely plant pots. A wonderful event! Thank you to the pubic for sharing, you responded brilliantly.

For more information, please pick up your copy of the Allotment News from MMU, Art School reception in the new building from Wednesday 11th September.

 Archive images of the Whitworth and the park

Plat plots of memories, Audrey's cauliflower's, onions and more

Sophie's water-colours

More archive images

packing away - all over, remember when...

Me, myself and lovely George packing away :-((

Some shared memories in our memory book

More information in our Allotment News (contact Emma on for your copy)

More planted memories

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Plant Pot Fun

Here is my lovely 2 year old nephew in the middle of coving his plant pot with newspaper for Clare's flourishing flowers! So cute...

Monday, 26 August 2013

Manchester School of Art Allotment, The sequel – Coming Soon!

Only 4 days to go until all of the wonderful allotment artworks will be on display once more. This time Whitworth and MMU style!Here is a sneak preview of the space. Ready and waiting for a shed full of memories, stories and inspirational artworks...

Monday, 19 August 2013

Fork Handles!

I thought it was just my garden that this happened you can see mine have already gone to seed and one has even been hybridised and gone to plastic. Yours look much nicer..what feed did you use?
spotted on a boot sale in Whitegate..a lovely crop for sale.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Harvesting the bare rooted "handlings"

Readers may remember the "Trials" being undertaken to grow the worlds first self tinning tomatoes at a secret location in Cheshire. While that trial failed, along side blossomed a trial for handlings. These unusual plants, when fully grown, take on the appearance of common allotment tools. It's early days but one of the six "handlings" planted earlier in the year is already beginning to take on a familiar appearance.

Click on the image to view the worlds first harvesting of Handlings

Friday, 2 August 2013

In the Papers

I keep forgetting to add was in the Manchester Evening News on the  25th July.