Having an allotment is a healthy productive hobby that can improve your general health and lower your stress levels. Growing your own fruit and vegetables means you get really fresh, tasty seasonal produce. Growing your own also means you are doing your bit for the environment - helping to reduce food miles and pollution from the transport and packaging of shop-bought food.
We currently have a high demand for allotments in the City and there is a waiting list, which is operated on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in renting an allotment we can put you on the waiting list and we will contact you as soon we have plots available (although this may be at least a year). Due to the high demand, priority is given to Nottingham City residents. If you live outside the City boundary you may wish to contact your local authority who may be able to help you to apply for an allotment in your area.
If you would like to be added to our waiting list please take a look through our Allotment Information Pack (PDF) and complete the Online Allotment Application Form above. Many of the sites are run by voluntary associations, based at the site itself; these hold their own waiting lists. If you are interested in renting a plot at one of these sites, please fill in the appropriate part of the application form and we will pass your contact details to the relevant association.
The cost of the plot will vary depending on its size. From January 2018 the cost of a plot will be 22 pence per square metre, per year. If the site has access to water then this will be an extra charge and calculated dependant on the site’s usage in the previous year. For example a 250 sq metre plot will cost £55.00 per year plus the water charge if applicable.
Giving up Your Allotment
If you want to give up your allotment, contact the Allotment Team who, after receipt of your written application to terminate your tenancy, will inspect your plot to indicate if anything needs doing. If you become ill and cannot look after your allotment, contact the Allotment Officer to discuss ways of managing your allotment until you can garden again.
- The National Society of Allotment and Leisure GardensOpens new window
- The Allotments and Gardens Council UKOpens new window
- Allotments UK: A directory of allotment links and informationOpens new window
- Garden OrganicOpens new window
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