About us

Sir John Stirling Maxwell

We have 122 plots within our gardens which are located within Pollok Park, Glasgow.  The gardens were created on the behest of Sir John Stirling Maxwell in 1888 for the residents of Pollokshaws.  Since then the allotments have been run by a committee elected from the members. See Commemorative Letter sent to Lady Maxwell McDonald in the centenary year.

In the allotments we have a club house and toilets, and stand pipes located throughout the gardens. Each year we hold a fundraising summer fair with many types of stalls, e.g. garden produce, tombola, bric-a-brac, home baking, toys and books, not forgetting the tea room with a great selection of cakes and savouries.

We currently have a waiting list to join the allotment gardens, but if you would like your name to be added to the list please download the form from our Download Page.  To join the allotment gardens there is an entrance fee of £5 and the current annual membership is £25. There is a £20 deposit for the key to the allotments.