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Our Allotment Gardens date from 1888, when Sir John Stirling Maxwell donated the ground to the residents of Pollokshaws. This means our allotment gardens have been in existence for over 125 years!

The allotments are located within Pollok Park, Glasgow. There are 122 plots within the gardens and most plots have a shed or greenhouse. The plots are well supplied with stand pipes, so it is just a short walk to fill up your watering can.  We also have a club house and toilets on site.

Currently we have a waiting list of people wishing to become members of the allotments, but if you would like your name to be added to the waiting list please fill out an application form from our Download Page and send it to our secretary.

If any plot holders would like to send a comment to the committee or you would like to comment on the website please use the form below.

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  1. Dinah Robertson says:

    Just to mention, bakery47 are still keen to barter edible items for their bakes, but instead of being open for this on the first Wednesday of the month, they will welcome anything taken in on their trading days, normally Thursday to Sunday.

  2. Marie mcphelim says:

    I’d like to say a massive thank you to the people that attended yesterday’s area budgeting day in the burgh halls. Thank you for coming out early on a cold wet January morning to support the continual development of the allotments. Thanks to your self’s we were successful in securing the grant for our new sheds and raised beds on our beginners plots. Thanks again ..

    • ALISTER SMITH says:

      Congratulations Marie and well done to being successful in obtaining funding from this source. We, at Croftburn Allotments, have only recently been made aware of this funding. I have now contacted our local councillor to try and find more information about our Area partnership.
      Hopefully see you at the Potato Day on Sunday 26th February.

      • Marie mcphelim says:

        Thanks Alistair . I hope you’re successful with yours as well.
        Good Luck and I hope Jan from Mansewood Allotments gets enough volunteers to help out on Potato day. Should be a good day getting the spud variety. X.

  3. Dinah Robertson says:

    I welcomed Sam and Anna Luntley from bakery47 in Victoria Road to the plots today. They were very impressed, and have posted a couple of pictures on their Instagram. (bakery47baker instagram) Also a plug for the Open Day. They are keen to make contact with local growers & allotmenteers, with a regular “Bread Barter Day”, on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Swapping produce for their delicious sourdough loaves.

    Dinah, Plot 52

    • Dinah Robertson says:

      bakery47 have now donated a voucher for the raffle, and a box of their delicious treats for the tearoom!

      • Anonymous says:

        Have to thank bakery 47 for their donation of their delicious cakes. I’m all for battering with them. I’ll be scouring my plot for things to exchange for their bread.

        • Dinah Robertson says:

          That’s great! Their next Wednesday Bread Barter day will be October 5th. I think Sam and Anna welcome produce at any time, though (open Thursdays – Sundays). bakery47 reopens tomorrow after 3 weeks closed for redecoration and holiday – I’ll be down to join the queue for supplies!

  4. shena cameron says:

    a message from plot 58.
    I was diagnosed with a detached retina at the end of may. my plot was prepared but only just, I had an operation to face, and it was the height of the heatwave. Nightmare! I got a message to marie, and after that, a lot of people watered my plot every evening. I know of marie and joe, david and eileen, isobel,barbara, and several others. I’d like to thank everyone who helped me in this crisis. It says a lot about the strong community spirit we have in the allotments. I’ve been back since, but can’t
    bend or stoop, so people like lorna and dinah have helped me weed. Thanks. Also two lovely gentlemen built a great arch in my plot. You know who you are!
    Where do you meet people this great? In Sir John Stirling-Maxwell Gardens. Thank you all.

    • mike says:

      Shena,
      I am sorry to hear of your eye problems, I hope you are on the road to recovery.
      Best wishes
      Mike

  5. Nicol plot122 says:

    This website is 1st class, welldone to everyone involved in setting this up. brilliant!!

  6. shena cameron says:

    Great to see the website done so well and so quickly. Thanks Mike! This will let a lot of people find out about our plots…we’ve been a bit of a mystery so far. Congrats also to Marie who has done so much work to bring a sense of purpose to our community.

  7. Jeanette Walker says:

    Great to see website for the plots lets people know of upcoming events also to browse through pics etc I personally love going there in the summer to my friends plot great day out so peaceful keep comments coming
    Jinty

  8. Sue Bennison says:

    Great News about the website. A Facebook page would be really good for up to the minute news and for plot holders to contribute and communicate.

    Sue. Plot 90.

    • mariecphelim says:

      Thanks Sue I have just set up a facebook page. sir john stirling maxwell allotments. You are welcome to join and have a gab.

  9. John williams says:

    Great job on the setting up of the website
    John plot 82

  10. Margo MacLellan says:

    Just to say congratulations to all involved in setting up the website, it looks terrific, and I look forward to reading it on a regular basis.

    Facebook page next?

    Margo. Plot 81.

    • Marie Mcphelim says:

      Thanks Margo. We are definitely moving on eh. With a big thanks to Mike for all his hard work and Sheena for the Open day Photos. We will have to get a blog page organised and look to see where we can get free seeds. Any suggestions feel free to post.

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