Southampton Allotments and Gardens Association
It is thought that the Southampton allotments and gardens association (SAGA) first started between the two world wars, probably in the late 1920's. It was started as a Friendly Society during difficult economic times and still nominally retains this status today hence the payment of 10p to purchase a share on joining. The bulk purchase of goods required and then sold on to members resulted in considerable savings to the individual and the Association grew in size rapidly.
This tradition is carried on to this day through our trading sheds and events where you can come to buy seeds/plants and talk to people who enjoy growing their own produce.
There is a SAGA committee. We meet once a month to discuss SAGA issues; such as plan forthcoming events. You can contact us, details are on the contacts page.
Any one with an interest in gardening (you don't even have to have a plot on an allotment) in Southampton can become a SAGA member by visiting a trading shed. By becoming a member, you can purchase dicount price goods at our trading sheds. Any one can come to our show and other events including the plant sale..
If anyone out there knows more information about the history of SAGA, please use the contacts page and send us an email. Photos and information are gratefully accepted to help us build a clearer picture of our heritage.