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 (250 sq m) and half plots (125 sq m).
How to find your nearest allotment site
Our Allotments locations document (PDF 2MB) advises of all the allotment sites in Leeds.
How to rent an allotment
To rent an allotment please contact us on 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. Or email email@example.com
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?
Rental charges for 2016/17 (apply from 1 October 2016):
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) - £65 per annum
Half plot (125 sq m) - £32.50 per annum
Quarter plot (62 sq m) - £16.25 per annum
Rental Charges 2017/18 (apply from 1 October 2017):
Full Plot (250 sq m) - £72 per annum
Half Plot (125 sq m) - £36 per annum
Quarter Plot (63 sq m) - £18 per annum
You can 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 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.