Beechwood Allotment Association was formed in approximately 1953. It is the only allotment association in the constituency. It is on what was a local beauty spot a south facing, steep in places slope, with grass paths and 4 stand pipes. On a clear day with good eye sight Goat Fell on Arran can be seen. There are 29 plots and 36 members, and average tenure is over 20 years.
The Beechwood Allotment site is on the south facing slope of one of Glasgow’s drumlins, sharing it with Jordanhill Bowling Green and Broomhill Primary School. On a clear day, as we are often asked to confirm, you can indeed see Goatfell from the top of the site. Although surrounded by buildings, the feeling is of a piece of the country in the city and qualitatively different from the city’s many parks and other open spaces.
The Glasgow Allotments Forum has advice for new plotholders and news about Glasgow allotments
The Glasgow City Council Food Growing home page has links to their Food Growing strategy and some other relevant reports
The Royal Horticultural Society has some good fruit and vegetable growing tips as well as advice about pests and diseases.