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).
Find your local allotment site
To find where your local allotment site is, go to documents section and click on the 'down arrow' and download the attached map.
How to rent an allotment
To rent an allotment please contact us:
Allotment Office Opening Times:
Mon to Thur: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Fri: 8.00am 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?
Rental charges for 2013/14 (from 1 October 2013)
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
We have an annual allotment competition and judging normally takes place in July each year - we will inform you of the 2014 competition dates when they are available.
Social and Awards evening
This is generally held in September each year. We will publish information about it when it is available..
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.