Cornwall is best reached by train, bus or car. Allotment Club Is best reached by car, bus or bike but you can walk there from Penryn on the roads and a footpath and it takes around 45 minutes.
TRAIN: Great Western Railways run to and from Cornwall on the hour everyday and even provide a sleeper service. The nearest station to Allotment Club is Penryn (change at Truro). From Penryn your host Georgia will meet you and take you to the Allotment Club to show you around.
BUS: MegaBus and National Express runs multiple daily bus services to and from Cornwall. Your host, Georgia will meet you at Penryn and take you to the Allotment Club to show you around. The U2 bus runs between Redruth and Falmouth every hour and stops very close to the Allotments.
CAR: Allotment Club is off the A39 between Truro to Falmouth or A393 from Ponsanooth to Falmouth. It is on an unnamed road however the postcode is TR10 9AS. There is a car park on site.
BIKE: You must book your bike onto the train well in advance of traveling as there are limited bike spaces and its often booked up! There is also the option to borrow a bike from the host, please email if you would like to do this.
The Allotment Club host, Georgia, will meet you either at the train station or bus stop and give you a lift to and from the Allotment Club at the start and end of your residency. Georgia will assist in facilitating your workshop at The Dracaena Centre and bring you to and from your workshop. All other transport during your time is the residents responsibility. If you want your own transport while in Cornwall, we encourage you to bring a bike, borrow a bike, bring a vehicle or hire a car.
There is one accommodation bursary available for one non local resident or a local resident that face transport difficulties. This will be to cover the cost of two weeks stay at GreenLands View Campsite which is a 6 min drive, 9 min cycle or 40 min walk from the site. If you require accessible accommodation then please email and we can discuss options.
GreenLands View Campsite is one of the closest (and nicest) campsite to the Allotment Club and is the recommended place to stay. There is a range of other accommodation near the allotment including, yurts, bed & breakfast, self-catering & guest house. If you need to borrow a tent for your stay we can accommodate this but we can’t offer any other camping gear. Please email for more information.
We ask you not to camp at the allotment during your residency.
On site there is a series of beds growing cereal crops, vegetables and flowers. There is a pond, fruit and nut trees, fire pit, outdoor seating area, compost heap and accessible compost toilet.
In the studio there is trestle table, a futon and small cooking station with gas stove. There is wall space suitable for propping or hanging etc, and a small library. There is an outdoor storage area with gardening tools, screws, nails and DIY bits.
Please note there is no running water or electricity at the Allotment Club. There will be a large container of drinking water provided for you by your host yet filling it up during your time will be the residents responsibility.
There is no internet connection at the Allotment Club however there is mobile phone signal at the allotment which you can use to hot spot off your phones.