Based on Maurice & Judith farm on the Comber Road the plots one mile out of Newtownards at the north-west shore of Strangford Lough on the outskirts of Newtownards, with a bus stop adjacent on the main road. Part of an extensive farming area widely accepted as having as one of the earliest growing soils in Ulster, traditionally known as “The Market Garden of Ulster”.
A very popular area for bird watching, with the Brent Geese being a famous visitor. There is a picturesque walk along the tidal path when you can take time out from gardening and take in the panoramic views of the lough and gaze towards Scrabo Tower; the most photographed landmarks in Ulster. The allotments offer a unique horticultural and healthy option. With modern housing having smaller gardens people do not have the space or opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Now, through a combination of hiring allotments and receiving advice and assistance from Maurice and Judith anyone can develop a small fruit and vegetable garden. The benefits do not end there. Gardening is an excellent source of gentle exercise for all age groups interested in an alternative, healthy leisure pursuit or form of recreation.