Allotment Road/Sarisbury Green
Allotment Road allotments are situated to the west of the borough in a primarily rural area. It can be accessed via Bridge Road and Allotment Road.
Sainsbury Allotment Site Projects - September 2021:
Amongst the current projects being carried out at the Sarisbury Green allotment site is the renovation of the ‘equipment container’ situated at the north end of the site. Purchased many years ago, the container was showing signs of age.
This year, joint site manager Martin Wheeler has single-handedly cleared the rubbish surrounding the rear of the container, digging through tons of soil and removing buried lorry tyres. As part of the work, it was necessary to ‘underpin’ the right side to prevent the two ton container sinking in soft soil using ‘levers’ and manpower.It is now sitting squarely on the ground. Finally, and using his knowledge, skills and carpentry expertise, Martin stripped the existing leaking roof surface and replaced it with new roof metal panels. Later this autumn, it is hoped that managers will clean the exterior panels and paint the surface to prevent rusting.
The work thus far reflects great credit on Martin and has greatly improved the overall appearance of the area.
Sarisbury Green school win more awards - July 2019:
Sarisbury Green school children plot holders 'swept the board of prizes and cups' at the Curdridge Annual Horticultural Show on Saturday 13th July, winning over 20 awards. Quite remarkable that a Sarisbury Green nine year old child beat all the opposition with his cut flower dahlias to the consternation of experienced growers!
Robin Green, Allotment Road Site Manager says: "I am very proud of the children producing such marvellous results and it reflects great credit on the WWAA for supporting them. Well done all".
The photos below reflect the awards which include three cups awarded to the schoolchildren for products grown on their plot 32A at Allotment Road. The photos have been kindly forwarded by Maria Kimble.
Dig for Victory:
Warsash Village Garden Show 2018:
Allotment Road plotholder, Abigail Harrison, pictured, won St. Mary's Church Reverend Nicky-Sue's Favourite Exhibit at the recent Warsash Village Garden Show. Abigail also won Best in Show for her beautiful dahlias. Both Abigail and Robin Green, Site Manager, manned a stall for the Western Wards Allotment Association.
This was a very well attended event and a large collection of exhibits displayed including flowers, vegetables, cakes and baking, photographic and hand made exhibits. Exhibits were submitted by the Horticultural Society members, Warsash Allotment members and Sarisbury Allotment members.
Of the exhibits submitted by Sarisbury Allotment Site for the first year at this show, Abigail 31B won a first prize and the Cup for 'Best In Show' for her Dahlia's exhibit. In vegetable categories, Pam Barber 34B won 2 x 1st prizes and 2 x 2nd prizes, the Sarisbury Junior School 32A won 2 x 1st prizes and 2 x Highly Commended and Robin Green 32B won 1 x 2nd prize and 2 x Highly Commended.
You can see more photos from the Show on the Warsash Horticultural Society website.
Robin also reported: "You will also be pleased to note that some Sarisbury Allotment Plot holders submitted entries at the Sarisbury Horticultural Society Annual Show on 11th August and walked away with a number of 1st prizes. The prize winners notably include the Junior School (again!) who achieved 4 x 1st Prizes and 1 x 2nd prize for vegetables. An excellent achievement to add to their 1st prize at the Curdridge Show. They really are showing the way forward with their produce despite having been established for such a short time. It was subject of a lot of local positive comment. In addition, John and Pam Barber (Plots 34/35B) won a 1st Prize for their 'cabbages' entry and Lucy Swanbrook (Plot 6B) won the Cup for best garden display".
STOP PRESS: We have just heard that Sarisbury Junior School have been awarded a Silver prize in this year's Fareham in Bloom competition. Well done to you all and hope you will go for Gold in 2019!
Abigail has also started up a Facebook Page for Allotment Road growers so have a look to see what other plotholders are growing.
Here are some photos of Allotment Road entries at the Warsash Village Garden Show - 8th September 2018.
HPR Newsletter Autumn 2018
HPR Newsletter January February 2016
The Hunts Pond Road Newsletter for January/February 2016 has now been published. Please take a look, it's a good read and if any other site would like to try their hand at producing a newsletter we would be pleased to hear from you.