Allotments and Community Gardens

Transition Falmouth Local Food Guide

Allotments and Community Gardens

Allotments and Community Garden – Falmouth/Penryn Area

Falmouth Town

Falmouth Town Council owns two allotment sites.

The largest is located at Little-in-Sight, Swanvale and is managed by Falmouth and District Allotments and Gardens Society : contact Nick Jemmett for more details on 07790 908333 or email

The other site is small and located at Wodehouse Terrace. It has a long waiting list.

For further details on Council-owned allotment provision email or call 01326 315559

Penryn Town :

Penryn Town Council do not currently have any allotment provision although they are keen to hear of any suitable land on 01326 373086 or email

Penryn does have a Community Garden at St.Gluvias Hall, 48 West Street, Penryn TR10 8ER which is near the centre of town and is managed by Incredible Edible, a community project designed to encourage Penryn residents to grow their own vegetables, share produce and buy locally grown food.

For more information about the Community Garden and how to find it, visit

For Incredible Edible see where the contact is Pete Shields, email

St.Gluvias Parish :

There are over 100 holdings just off Treluswell managed privately by the Chyenhall Allotment Society, located at Chyenhall Burnthouse, Penryn TR10 9AS. For more information about the site and plot availability contact Kay Hicks on 01872 863517 or email

Chyenhall is registered with the South West Counties Allotments Association (SWCAA) – see entry at bottom of page – and Kay Hicks is happy to provide advice to anyone interested in setting up an allotment site.

Constantine Parish :

Constantine Allotments Society, Bridge (near the Parish Church), Constantine
The site is organic and welcomes new members – full and half-size plots available.
Contact Liz Smith (Chair) on 01326 250170 (email or Sally Oakley (Treasurer) on 01326 318189 for more details and exact location of the site.

Mawnan Parish:

Mawnan Smith Allotment Association:
Allotments are located on National Trust land at the Durgan Crossroads. Single plots are available at £30 per year including water. Half plots and shared plots are also available. An informal meeting of the Association takes place in the Red Lion, Mawnan Smith on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

Contact the Secretary, Granville Williamson on 01326 250112 (email for more details.

Allotments and Community Garden Projects – Truro Area

Truro City :

There are 4 allotment sites in Truro run by the City Council at Barrack Lane, Nancemere, Redannick and Treverbyn all registered with SWCAA.

For more information and availability of plots contact the Parks Manager at or call 01872 274766

There are 4 Community Garden Projects in Truro which include :-

  • BLAG (Barrack Lane Allotment Group) – a community allotment run on the Barrack Lane site.Contact : Jacqui Doidge on 07391 650226 or at for more details
  • Truro Community Garden at Penair School
    Friends of Furniss Island
    Truro Community Orchard
    For these projects contact Lindsay Southcombe on 07880 745961 or at

Kea Parish :

The Playing Place Allotments Association run a privately-owned allotment site, located on the Kea/Feock Parish border just off the A39 at Chyreen Lane, Playing Place. Registered with the SWCAA.

For more information contact the owner Esther Simpson on 01326 251114 or email or contact the Secretary of the Association, Kevin Hewitt on 07899 923487

St.Clement Parish :

There is an Allotment Site at Tresillian – just outside Truro – run by St.Clement Parish Council, and registered with the SWCAA. Plots are available for local residents or from neighbouring parishes, and the holding is located at Carharthen View, accessed via Higher Polsue Way, Tresillian TR2 4FH

For more details contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs J.Ashley on 01872 270964 or at

South West Counties Allotments Association :swcaa

The SWCAA promote the benefits of allotments,gardening and growing your own no matter how small your outside space. Information, advice and guidance is available to existing holders and also help in creating new sites.

For full details of services and membership fees visit
phone 01271 327087 or write to
SWCAA, 22 Miller Crescent, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 7DZ


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