Worried about the cost of living? Need some support? Find out more here

Ace of Spades Allotment Project

The project is for adults with a mild learning disability to grow vegetables, soft fruit and cut flowers. We also have some ex- battery hens which have created a lot of interest for the project, and eggs to collect for tea!

It is a relaxed day with no pressure on people to "progress" to certain standards. No experience of gardening is required, it is just a nice day in a peaceful setting.

The project is a small, (due to limited space, up to four people a day) leisure gardening activity with support worker in attendance at all times. This is not a commercial venture, all produce grown is shared out between the people attending to take home for dinner! There is also a toilet facility on site, (we drink quite a lot of tea!).

The Project is Accredited by Suffolk County Council.

Who to contact

Mike Abbott
Project support worker
07969736692 for initial contact re availabilty

Where to go

Ace Of Spades Allotment Project
The allotment site on Bramford Lane. Double gate entrance opposite Wallace Rd
View IP1 5BS on a map
Area served
Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe
Parking available
No transport is available
Restrictions to access
The project is specifically for adults with a mild learning disability who do not need a one to one worker.

Days & Times

We meet Tuesday to Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40 for the day including support worker
Referral required?
Age Groups

Accreditation details
The project was privately developed by Mike Abbott who has worked for twenty years in Ipswich day and residential settings. Now semi retired, he is happy to offer this service for four days a week. He is a qualified social worker and has horticultural qualifications from Otley College.


The project has been established since March 2007 and is based at Ipswich borough allotment site in Bramford Lane Ipswich, Monday to Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. I meet people at the gate (opposite Wallace road) to enter the site. Collection is from the same gate at 3pm. The cost for the day is £35, this contribution helps cover costs of materials used, public Liability insurance and time of the support worker. To the person attending thats just £6 per hour. People bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and shoes. No power tools are used and the site risk assessment is low. For further details or to arrange a site visit pleasephone us.

Service users involved in planning

Local Offer

Local Offer

More like this

Hobbies and interests


Sign in to write a review


Save to Shortlist

Last Updated

Last updated:

Back to top