Photo diary chronicling detective topper's top walking trails close to Glencullen allotments
Glencullen Farm offers private garden allotments to rent in south Dublin at reasonable rates, starting from €200 for 50m2 a year. Glencullen is a precious ecosystem and we foster an environmentally-friendly approach to the allotments with minimal impact, zero waste, non-invasive species and an organic orientation. Get more out than you put in and put in only natural soil enrichment and plant protection, free from chemicals and synthetics. Grow together, naturally.
Owned by the Campbells of Glencullen since the formation of the Irish state, this four and a half acre parcel of pastoral land was worked for grazing and livestock up until 2009. With the downturn in the economy, people turned to grow-your-own food production. With increased demand for space to grow, the allotments were set up in 50 and 80 square metre plots to accommodate green-fingered gardeners.
Jonathan Darling bought the smallholding in the Summer of 2017 and set about bringing Glencullen Allotments back to life. An advocate for rewilding, Jonathan favours a low impact, minimal waste, organic philosophy to enrich the environment and leave no trace.
A practising psychotherapist in Dublin, Jonathan enjoys spending time in nature with his dog Topper. He manages the upkeep and regeneration of the allotment ecosystem, fostering diversity on the land by planting native trees and creating wildlife habitats. His pet project is a wildflower meadow!
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Photo blog documenting the restoration work at Glencullen Allotments in South Dublin, upgrading 18 existing plots and adding 6 new allotments for GIY kitchen gardeners.