The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd
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Growing Advice

This section of our website has been written with the novice gardener in mind. Included is advice on what you can do on your allotment on a monthly basis, plant profiles which give some background notes on the different types of fruit and vegetables available to grow, and a section on different gardening methods. These pages will hopefully provide you with a starting point for your allotment.

Got a growing dilemma? 

We are now pleased to be able to tell you that we have a new Horticultural Advisor to answer your questions. Aaron Hickman is Head Gardener at a large private estate in Yorkshire.  Aaron also works as a stand in ‘gardening expert’ of BBC Radio Leeds, gives private talks and lectures and advises  members of the public at the Harrogate Flower Shows. Aaron has a special interest and fascination with the tools, techniques and tenacity of the Victorian and Edwardian gardens and gardeners, with a deep interest in the running of traditional walled kitchen gardens.

Send in your queries to and we will forward to Aaron.