On this page you will find information about:  the annual GAF Programme of meetings and events; Allotment Site Open Days and Other Events and Links to Reports on Events.

The GAF Programme

We hold six meetings a year usually on the evening of the first Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November. The first 5 meetings consist of a discussion or talk about a topic that members have suggested would be of interest to them followed by a break for coffee and tea. After the break there is a business meeting. The meeting in November is our Annual General Meeting. Everyone who is a plotholder in Glasgow can come along to our meetings.

                      THE GAF CALENDAR FOR 2019

Event Date Venue Time
The Survey of Sites Jan 10th Garnethill Multicultural

Centre  G3 6RE

7 – 9pm
Potato Day Feb. 24th Reidvale Centre

G31 1QW

11 – 3pm
Soil & Composting March 7th Garnethill Multicultural

Centre  G3 6RE

7 – 9pm
Soil & Composting Demonstration TBA Mansewood Allotments
Latest Science on  the Life & Growth of Plants May 2nd Garnethill Multicultural

Centre  G3 6RE

6.30 – 9pm
Organic Pest Control July 4th Garnethill Multicultural

Centre G3 6RE

7 – 9pm
Local Food Growing Connections Sept.  5th Garnethill Multicultural

Centre G3 6RE

7 – 9pm
GAF Workshop: The Place of Allotments Sept. 21st St.Georges Tron Buchanan St. 10.30- 1.00pm
Annual Celebration Sept 28th


St Margarets Scottish

Episcopal Church  G43 2DS

2 – 4.30pm
AGM Nov. 7th Garnethill Multicultural

Centre G3 6RE

7 – 9pm

Besides our regular meetings we run two annual events;

Celebration of Allotments 

This event is held in the autumn each year. It takes place on a Saturday afternoon. There are various stalls with opportunities to buy seeds and sets ready for the next gardening season. Pickles, jams and home baking are also on offer along with activities for children and a cafe. For the adults there is a Plotholders’ Question Time and the presentation of awards for New Plotholders  and Allotment Associations. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Potato Day

This was held on Feb 24th 2019. Potato Day 2020 will be on Sunday Feb 23rd.

Click this link for further details about potato day page copy

Click this link to download information about how to get to the Reidvale Centre : transport to reidvale neighbourhood centre


 Allotment Site Open Days and Other Events in 2019 (for addresses see Table of Sites on the Sites Page

Site Event Date & Time
Holmlea Open Day August 24th   2-4pm
Sir John Stirling Maxwell Open Day August 24thstarts 1.30 pm
Merrylee Open day August 31st  12 – 3 pm
Kelvinside – Julian Open Day Sept. 7th     2 – 5pm
Berridale Annual Show Sept 7th      2 – 5pm


Links to Reports on Events in 2018

Meeting with Anna Richardson

May 17th Community Learning Exchange visit