Useful Information



Kings Seeds - A leading supplier of vegetable, flower and herb seeds, plug plants and fruit trees. 

Suttons - Providing quality flower seeds, bulbs and plug plants, vegetable seeds, vegetable plants, seed potatoes, perennial plants and garden tools.

Mr Fothergills - See the great range of bedding plants and perennials, flower and vegetable seed, fruit and potatoes all available through our catalogues or online.

Southampton Wood Recycling Project - This social enterprise saves wood waste from going to landfill. It provides cheap timber inc. old scaffolding boards, fence panels, free or cheap pallets. They also deliver to the site.

National Garden Scheme - Around  3,700 private gardens open each year for the National Garden Scheme charities, all can be found on the website. A great source of inspiration, cake and plants. 

'Grow Your Own' Advice

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) - This is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. They aim to provide, promote and preserve allotments for all. They offer support, guidance and advice to members and those with an interest in allotment gardening.         

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) - A great source of information, plants and products for all your growing needs.  

Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies - The Federation exists to support gardening clubs of all types – from small village clubs who meet a few times a year, to large allotment sites.  The site has great information about local horticultural societies, local shows and gardening events

Gardener's World - A great website with practical advice and information ranging from making a bug hotel, to growing a cut flower garden. 

Charles Dowding - An acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983. His original, weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas. He has written nine books, writes for national and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel, appears on TV and radio including BBC Gardeners World, and teaches extensively at home and abroad.  

The Kids Garden - This website has a range of ideas for getting your children involved on your allotment. It's a great activity and educational too. As well as help with digging, teach them a little biology and introduce them to nature in a way that's fun. 

Grow Your Own - This monthly magazine also has plenty of advice, about growing fruit and veg, on its website.

All About Allotments - A website with an extensive list of web links relating to allotments, gardening, fruit & vegetables, grow your own, fresh produce, flowers, seeds and garden supplies.

Recommended Reading or Watching

The New Vegetable and Herb Expert - Dr DG Hessayon

Grow Your Own Veg (RHS) - Carol Klein

The Allotment Book - Andi Clevely

The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden - Clare Matthews

The Half Hour Allotment (RHS) - Lia Leendertz

Allotment Month by Month - Alan Buckingham

Joe's Allotment - Joe Swift

On The Plot with 'DirtyNails' - Joe Hashman

One Yard Revolution Frugal and Suatainable Organic Gardening YouTube Channel  

Charles Dowding No Dig YouTube Channel 


Please feel free to recommend other sources of information that you would like added to this page.

The Association has added this information in good faith. It is not responsible for the content held on any third party sites referenced or linked to above.