Allotments are plots of land that people rent so they can grow their own food.
We have 101 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 (250m2) and half plots (125m2).
How to find your nearest allotment site
Allotments locations document (PDF 2MB) advises of all the allotment sites in Leeds.
How to rent an allotment
0113 378 6002
(8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday or 8am to 4pm on a Friday - outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.
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. There are some sites which have vacant plots available to rent now, please contact the allotment section for more information.
How much does it cost to rent an allotment?
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 (250m2) - £72 per annum
- Half Plot (125m2) - £36 per annum
- Quarter Plot (63m2) - £18 per annum
How to pay your allotment fees
You can pay your allotment fees online:
Pay your allotment fees online
There are some rules that apply to allotment ownership, including guidance on the types of permitted structure. These can be found in the
related 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.