Allotment gardening can be a daunting activity but there's no better experience than picking and eating your first crop of fruit and vegetables.

In Loughton, we are lucky to have 3 well-used sites, the Roding Road and Willingale Road allotments and the Loughton Potato Ground.

If you are interested in renting a plot there are currently vacancies at all sites, so contact the council for more information.