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Rectory Allotments – dug deep in history (Event from 2021)

In Person

Show / Display

Little Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2HS

Not just garden plots, but a swath of land with a story reaching back many hundreds of years. Come along to explore this green sanctuary on the shore of Alver Lake (aka ‘The Creek’) to find out more…

You will be welcomed at the entrance and given a Visitor Badge and some info before being free to wander the site and chat to the gardeners about what they’re growing.

To mark the ‘Edible England’ theme for HODs, there will be a display of in-season fruit & veg (and flowers) all lovingly grown on-site. You can pump water from the old well, and children will be given a free apple to much on. And you’ll get as much gardening advice and growing tips as anyone could want!

“The Rectory is a lovely site in a lovely location”

It has long been the custom of the allotment holders to talk darkly of a lady who gave them land so that they might grow vegetables to feed their families. Was this Lady Alwara way back in Saxon times or the much loved local, Hester Brodrick, in the late 19th Century? Perhaps you can discover the answer…

Duration: Allow 60 minutes.


Please note that this is an event from 2021


No booking required


Allotment Sites can be hazardous to the unwary. Paths may be uneven due to recent activity and plant or shrub growth. Flat footwear is advised. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Service dogs welcome


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


A fascinating article on the history of the site has been written by Mr Richard Thorne who has a plot at Rectory. A copy of this is available to download by clicking this link.



Rectory Allotments







Near Alverstoke Creek, opposite the Black Bridge.