Allotments are plots of land that people rent so they can grow their own food.
We have 99 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. Plots come in different shapes and sizes, the most common being full plots (250 sq m) and half plots (125 sq m).
How to find your nearest allotment site
In the Documents section you will find 'Allotments locations' which advises of all the allotment sites in Leeds.
How to rent an allotment
To rent an allotment please contact us. Our details are in the Contact us section on this page.
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.
How much does it cost to rent an allotment?
Rental charges for 2015/16 (apply from 1 October 2015):
The allotment year runs from October to September and invoices are usually sent out in September. Discounts may be available for those in receipt of a state pension, unemployed, eligible disabled and full time students.
Full plot (250 sq m) - £58 per annum
Half plot (125 sq m) - £29 per annum
Quarter plot (62 sq m) - £14.50 per annum
You can pay your allotment fees online in the Top Tasks section on this page.
There are some rules that apply to allotment ownership, including guidance on the types of permitted structure. These can be found in the Documents section of this page.
City controlled plots with water supply are an extra £18 per year for each full plot and £11.50 per year for each half plot.
Water charges at allotment sites run by committees may be different to these charges.
Community Food Growing Forum
Minutes of the latest meetings are available in the Documents section on this page.