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Dig for Tomorrow: an introduction to Burnside Allotments and their history

9:30am-10:30am on Saturday 11 September
11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday 11 September

Burnside Allotments, Burnside, CB1 3PA

Thanks to permission from the managing committee, this tour offers a unique opportunity to a find out about a unique place in Cambridge city: Burnside Allotments. These allotments have been helping to feed the locality from the 1930s. Evidence of the past can still be seen and appreciated but the allotments are currently run in a way that preserves an astonishing amount of wildlife and reflects the diverse nature of its community.

Local expert Keith Jordan and Cromwell Road artist-in-residence Emma Smith will offer their own insights both into this place and into the history of the allotment movement in the city.

Read more about Burnside allotments at, Emma Smith at and Mill Road History at

Children must be accompanied by parents.

Image copyright: Photo by Emma Smith

Booking Information



Partial access - please contact us for details

Additional Information

All Ages, Tour, In person, Free

Meet at entrance next to cycle park where Burnside becomes a foot path.