VINERY ROAD ALLOTMENTS

Vinery Road Plots and Facilities

The Vinery Road site is approximately 1.44 hectares. There are 19 full plots, 37 half plots and 30 quarter plots (as at 2016).

There are 3 water troughs on the site: these are supplied with water from spring to autumn. There is a composting toilet on site for the use of tenants. There is also a communal compost area and a picnic area.

One of the Vinery plots is designed by TJ Kids for children's activities and has gate access from St Philip’s School. There are 3 chicken projects, a 3m wide pond, and plans for a bee hive.

The site meeting place and store is known as ‘the Pavilion’ and is named after Trevor Taylor, who gave many years of service to the committee. It has a coded lock so tenants can use it and make hot drinks.

The Store at Burnside is open at certain times in the year. It sells compost, fleece, weed control fabric, fertilisers, canes, netting etc and is for the use of both Burnside and Vinery tenants. Click here for store details.


The Vinery Road site is accessed from Vinery Road in Romsey Town.

 

Plot map

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Vinery Site Survey - Summer 2019

Jonathan Shanklin of the Cambridge Natural History Society took a group of interested people round Vinery to do some species spotting. The flora and fauna below are the mainly non-cultivated species they found.

Sycamore
Acer pseudoplatanus

Ground-elder
Aegopodium podagraria

Fool's Parsley
Aethusa cynapium

Creeping Bent
Agrostis stolonifera

Hollyhock
Alcea rosea


Amaranthus sp.

Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis

Barren Brome
Anisantha sterilis

Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris

Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris

False Oat-Grass
Arrhenatherum elatius

Spear-leaved Orache
Atriplex prostrata

Wild-oat
Avena fatua

Daisy
Bellis perennis

Beet
Beta vulgaris

Borage
Borago officinalis

Soft-brome
Bromus hordeaceus

White Bryony
Bryonia dioica

Large Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica

Shepherd's-purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris

Red Valerian
Centranthus ruber

Fat-hen
Chenopodium album

Red Goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum

7-spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata

Field Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

Cock's-foot
Dactylis glomerata

Wild Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum

Common Couch
Elytrigia repens

American Willowherb
Epilobium ciliatum

Hoary Willowherb
Epilobium parviflorum

Square-stalked Willowherb
Epilobium tetragonum

Field Horsetail
Equisetum arvense

Sun Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia

Caper Spurge
Euphorbia lathyris

Petty Spurge
Euphorbia peplus

Common Fumitory
Fumaria officinalis subsp. wirtgenii

Cleavers
Galium aparine

Lady's Bedstraw
Galium verum

Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Geranium dissectum

Hedgerow Crane's-bill
Geranium pyrenaicum

Creeping Bent
Agrostis stolonifera

Hollyhock
Alcea rosea


Amaranthus sp.

Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis

Barren Brome
Anisantha sterilis

Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris

Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris

False Oat-Grass
Arrhenatherum elatius

Spear-leaved Orache
Atriplex prostrata

Wild-oat
Avena fatua

Daisy
Bellis perennis

Beet
Beta vulgaris

Borage
Borago officinalis

Soft-brome
Bromus hordeaceus

White Bryony
Bryonia dioica

Large Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica

Shepherd's-purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris

Red Valerian
Centranthus ruber

Fat-hen
Chenopodium album

Red Goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum

7-spot Ladybird
Coccinella septempunctata

Field Bindweed
Convolvulus arvensis

Cock's-foot
Dactylis glomerata

Wild Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum

Common Couch
Elytrigia repens

American Willowherb
Epilobium ciliatum

Hoary Willowherb
Epilobium parviflorum

Square-stalked Willowherb
Epilobium tetragonum

Field Horsetail
Equisetum arvense

Sun Spurge
Euphorbia helioscopia

Caper Spurge
Euphorbia lathyris

Petty Spurge
Euphorbia peplus

Common Fumitory
Fumaria officinalis subsp. wirtgenii

Cleavers
Galium aparine

Lady's Bedstraw
Galium verum

Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Geranium dissectum

Hedgerow Crane's-bill
Geranium pyrenaicum

Herb-Robert
Geranium robertianum

Wood Avens
Geum urbanum

Bristly Oxtongue
Helminthotheca echioides

Yorkshire-fog
Holcus lanatus

Wall Barley
Hordeum murinum

Holly
Ilex aquifolium

Stinking Iris
Iris foetidissima

Walnut
Juglans regia

Prickly Lettuce
Lactuca serriola

White Dead-nettle
Lamium album

Red Dead-nettle
Lamium purpureum

Nipplewort
Lapsana communis

Hoary Cress
Lepidium draba

Oxeye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare

Common Mallow
Malva sylvestris

Pineappleweed
Matricaria discoidea

Black Medick
Medicago lupulina

Annual Mercury
Mercurialis annua

Field Forget-me-not
Myosotis arvensis


Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea

Common Poppy
Papaver rhoeas

Opium Poppy
Papaver somniferum

Green Alkanet
Pentaglottis sempervirens

Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolata

Greater Plantain
Plantago major

Annual Meadow-grass
Poa annua

Rough Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis

Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens


Rubus armeniacus

Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtusifolius

Elder
Sambucus nigra

Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea

Groundsel
Senecio vulgaris

Rose Campion
Silene coronaria

Stone Parsley
Sison amomum

Hedge Mustard
Sisymbrium officinale

Prickly Sow-thistle
Sonchus asper

Smooth Sow-thistle
Sonchus oleraceus

Common Chickweed
Stellaria media

Dandelion
Taraxacum agg.

Field Penny-cress
Thlaspi arvense

Common Nettle
Urtica dioica

Great Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

Common Field-speedwell
Veronica persica

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Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
92 Coleridge Road
Cambridge
CB1 3PJ

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society manages two well-run, community-spirited allotment sites in South Cambridge, UK.
They are situated in the Romsey Town area and offer good growing conditions and excellent facilities.