We specialise in allotments where you can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs, providing you with fresh, seasonal, natural food from seed to kitchen table.
Whether for healthy food, the environment, saving money or general leisure, there is nothing better than growing your own, enjoying the outdoor life amongst a thriving community of like-minded people.
We offer Individual, Group and Business Allotments to suit all requirements.
If you would like an allotment, simply click here for details of all our locations, apply for the allotment location you want, we'll send you an application form and you can be growing your own in no time
What is an allotment?
An allotment is an area of land where fruits, vegetables and herbs
are grown for you to eat at home. It’s really an extension
of the garden and the kitchen table. We offer individual, group and business allotments.
What can I use my allotment for?
The allotment is for the cultivation of vegetables, fruit and herbs for enjoyment by for you, your friends and family, community group or your business (restaurants, hotels, professional growers). You have a choice of hundreds of things to grow. We are sorry we don't allow animals to be kept on our allotments.
How do I go about starting my allotment?
We prepare the soil, so it's ready straight away for you to begin planting. We recommend you begin in a local garden centre to buy the tools and seeds that you need, where they will also be able to offer you loads of advice. You can also talk to other allotment holders who will be full of useful information and advice. There are also many resources on the internet and some great books on allotments.
How often do I need to work the allotment?
You generally get out what you put in, but as a guide, we suggest tending to your allotment once or twice a week, to keep the allotment tidy and well cultivated.
Are there rules and regulations to follow?
Yes, these are detailed in the Allotment Agreement. They are there to ensure everyone can enjoy the same pleasant and well-kept environment.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. You provide your own insurance for personal property, equipment or vehicles. The New Allotment Company provides Public Liability Insurance up to £5,000,000.
Can I store my tools anywhere?
We provide individual storage lockers with each allotment for your convenience. We don't allow sheds, for reasons of security and to avoid the landscape looking like a shanty town,
Can I put up any other structures?
We do allow some low-level growing structures, such as raised beds, though larger structures such sheds and glasshouses are not permitted. We also ask that any structures must be a suitable size and material for the environment and that you just check with us before erecting anything.
Is my allotment secure?
Because we don't allow sheds to be left on the allotment site, we already reduce the chance of theft or vandalism. Crime anywhere is sadly inevitable, but by maintaining a well-managed environment, we reduce the likelihood. We also subscribe to the 'broken window theory', meaning that if we tidy up any problems before they deteriorate, then we stop them becoming a bigger problem. So we always keep the site nice, ask you to do the same and also let us know immediately if there are any problems on site for us to fix.
Is there disabled provision or general access?
If you have a disability, please inform us when you apply and we shall endeavor to provide you with an allotment closer to parking or the entrance.
Can I bring my family and friends?
Of course. But we do ask you not to cause any nuisance or annoyance to other Allotment Holders. For everyone's benefit, we have a zero tolerance policy on loud noise or disruptive behavior.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, you can bring dogs, but it must be held at all times on a leash, or confined within the Allotment boundary. Any fouling by the dog is the responsibility of the owner and must be removed from the allotment site.