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Welcome to our Allotment

There have been many changes over the years; Please enjoy visiting our site.


There will be no further updates to this website. Please see my Diary for December 2022.


Diary 2022


Diaries – 2021 2020 - 2019 2018  2017 2016  2015 2014 - 2013 -  2012 -  2011 -  2010  -  20092008 - 2007 -  2006 –  2005  -  2004  -  2003  -  2002  - 2001


Typical plots on the Elson site. Updated Jan. 2016

Ray's Plot (Sept-Dec.2001)       Wild Life’, Conservation area and the Badger sett .


A year in the life of our plot’  - January 2000    April – May,   June – August ,  September -December.



The Gosport Allotment Holders & Gardeners Association has relaunched their new website.

For local information, events and how to become a member please go to https://gosportallotments.co.uk/







2010   2009   2008   2007   2006  

2005   2004 (May)   2004 (June/Sept/Oct)   2003 (July)

2003 –(Artists at Work)   2002 – Summer flowers

2001 - June  

2000 - Summer Veggies   2000 – Summer Flowers

For more photos see each diary.


 1999 – Beryl and John Saunders were the winners of the 1998, 2001 and 2003 Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies competition for allotments of 15 rods and over. They have been gardening at Elson since 1990 and the allotment has given them a tremendous amount of pleasure. Sadly John died in July 2006 but Beryl, not ready to hang up her gardening gloves just yet decided to carry on. They would like to see the tradition of allotment gardening maintained and therefore hope that by taking a look at their plots it will encourage more people to have ‘a go’ and take up vacant plots. Their plot at Elson in Gosport covers 25 rods but smaller plots are available from 5 rods. (1 rod or sometimes known as pole or perch = 30.25 square yards).

When first taking on a plot the initial clearing and preparing can be very hard work; most plots become very overgrown if not worked regularly; however, the rewards can be tremendous. Not only will you have the pleasure of eating your own produce, you will meet a cross section of allotment gardeners who in the main are a friendly bunch and without whose help and encouragement we would not have the award winning plot we have today. Our sincere thanks to all concerned.


Allotments in the main have changed over the years and mine has to; I hope you will enjoy following my progress by reading the Diaries and enjoy viewing the photos.




Any comments you may have on this website would be very welcome

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