Allotments are plots of land that people rent so they can grow their own food.
We have 97 allotment sites in Leeds, most of which have their own active groups or committees. Some Parish and Town Councils have their own allotment sites and there are a number of privately owned sites across the city.
Allotment sites vary in size from those with just a few plots to 100-plot sites. They come in different shapes and sizes; but the most common plot sizes are full plots (250 sq m) and half plots (125 sq m).
Allotment gardening is very popular and there is a huge demand for plots. This may mean that you will not be able to get an allotment plot immediately but we can add you to the waiting list.
To find out where your local council allotment site is, download the map attached below.
Rental charges for 2012/13 (from October 2012)
Full plot (250 sq m) - £37 per annum
Half plot (125 sq m) - £18.50 per annum
- City controlled plots with water supply are an extra £11.00 per year for each half plot and £17 for each full plot.
- Water charges at allotment sites run by committees may be different to these charges.
- Discounts may be available for those in receipt of a state pension, unemployed, eligible disabled and full time students.
- The allotment year runs from October to September and invoices are usually sent out in September.
The Annual Allotment competition
Judging to take place week commencing 15th July 2013.
Social and Awards evening
To be held on Friday 20th September 2013 at Sheepscar Club - tickets are available from the Leeds & District Gardeners Federation.
There are some plots available on Lady Pit Lane, Beeston, and Burley Mills sites - please contact the allotments section on 0113 3367427 for more information.
Growing food elsewhere
If you are interested in growing food on locations other than allotments, visit the Local Community Food Growing web page which you can find in 'Related Pages' below or the Feed Leeds website.
To find out about your nearest allotments and how to rent one, please email us using the 'contact us' tab at the bottom of this page.
Telephone 0113 3367427
08.00 - 16.30 (Monday to Thursday)
08.00 - 16.00 (Friday)