Welcome to the Addison Gardens Allotment Association
Addison Gardens Allotments is a voluntary managed allotment site in Kingston upon Thames with a total of 110 plots. A brief history of the site and how the move to voluntary management was secured is contained in the Chairman's Report to the 2009 AGM. The site originally comprised two separate fields but these are now managed together by the Association. The upper and lower fields still have separate entrances and they are also linked by a common gate between both sites.
The Association manages the site having taken a long lease from Kingston Council. The purpose of the Association is to promote the growing of fruit and vegetables and also to manage the site to promote a community spirit amongst members and to protect and enhance the environment.
This website explains how the Association is organised, aims to keep members up to date with the latest news and hints and explains how potential new members can obtain and manage a plot.
New members of any gardening experience are welcome although preference is given to people living locally. Currently there is a waiting list but anyone with an interest in joining should initially contact our lettings secretary and she will let you know the current position.
This website also contains a blog which can be used by members of the association who have registered on the website. You can comment on other peoples blogs by clicking on the title of their entry or add your own blog. We very much want to hear your views and news about the site and how it is being managed.
The high quality photographs shown on the main pages have been taken by Charlotte Stockley who is a plotholder on the lower field and who is a professional photographer and ceramic artist.