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).
How to find your nearest allotment site
To find where your local allotment site is, go to documents section, click on the 'down arrow' and download the document entitled 'Allotments - locations'.
How to rent an allotment
To rent an allotment please contact us:
- Online - email us by using the 'contact us' section of this page
- Telephone - Call us on 0113 336 7427
Allotment Office Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: 8am to 3:30pm
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 2013/14 (from 1 October 2013 - 30 September 2014):
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) - £38.50 per annum
Half plot (125 sq m) - £19.25 per annum
Water Charges - 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.
2014 Annual Allotment competition
Leeds City Council and the Leeds and District Gardeners Federation run an annual allotment competition and judging normally takes place in July each year. For more information see the allotment competition poster in the downloads section of this page.
Growing food elsewhere
If you are interested in growing food on locations other than allotments, visit the Local Community Food Growing page in related pages, or the visit Feed Leeds in the external links.
Our plant nursery at Redhall in North Leeds sells edible plants for growing on in spring. For more information visit the Parks and Countryside Nursery webpage in the related pages section.