Bridge Fen is the only Ely allotment site that has the famous black fen soil, the other sites are on the clay outcrop that forms the Isle of Ely. The soil is rich peat, very light and easy to work. It is often described as like gardening on a giant grow-bag. Raised beds are not needed because the peat is almost as deep as the cathedral, of which there is a spectacular view.
Unlike the other sites mains water for summer use is not installed at Bridge Fen. The site is below sea level, so there is always moisture down in the soil which encourages deep root growth. Onsite parking is available.
An abundance of wildlife can be seen and heard at this site including many species of birds. Most plot holders have installed boundary fences to help provide seedlings with shelter from the wind and the occasional rabbit.
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