Coronavirus - Using your Allotment

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus whilst working on your allotment plot you should:   

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
  • Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
  • Do not have bonfires which could impact on local people with respiratory problems
  • Do not share tools
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs
  • Follow the National Allotments Societies guideline’s with regards to livestock maintenance.

Please note: 

  • The Allotment Office is closed and there will be no formal inspections by the Allotment Officers until further notice.
  • Water provision has been turned on all sites. If the water is not on at your allotment it will be down for repair but we cannot currently carry out any repairs, please be patient.
  • There will be a delay in the Council sending out invoices due to the current situation.

We manage 3,000 allotments over 70 sites, including plots designed for disabled people (wheelchair and non-wheelchair users).

We also have a number of accessible plots with raised beds available at some sites and we can create accessible plots when needed. 

Allotments are a good way of producing healthy fruit and vegetables at a relatively low cost, and you can produce them organically if you want to.

Allotments calendar 2020

The bigger, brighter, better allotment calendar is now available to buy. Call us on 0114 250 0500 to order yours.

Picture of the new Sheffield Allotments calendar
The new allotments calendar

Charges and payments

The charge for an allotment will depend on the size of the plot and whether the allotment site has a water supply.

Plot Size: up to 100m²

  • rent: £27
  • water: £14
  • total: £41

Plot Size: up to 200m²

  • rent: £54
  • water: £30
  • total: £84

Plot Size: up to 300m²

  • rent: £77
  • water: £40
  • total: £117

Plot Size: 301m² or above

  • rent: £117
  • water: £50
  • total: £167

If your site does not have a water mains supply you will only be charged for rent.

Tenants receive an invoice each April for the 12 month period 1 April to 31 March.

New tenants starting part way through the year pay a pro rata amount.

It is important to follow the payment instructions on the back of the invoice carefully otherwise there may be a delay in allocating the payment to your invoice.

If you want to pay by cash or cheque you can do so at the Post Office.

Things to consider before you apply

New allotment holders find that they quickly develop new skills and knowledge and many plot holders see the development of their allotment as part of a positive lifestyle choice. However there are a few things to think about before you rush into getting your first plot:

  • health and physical ability
  • time commitment
  • size of your plot
  • learning what to do and when
  • maintaining motivation
  • it takes a great deal of time

Apply for an allotment

You can only apply for one site.

Find an allotment plot

Use the map below to find an allotment which is convenient for you.

Allotments waiting lists and vacancies

If a site has both vacancies and a waiting list it is because the vacant plots don’t meet the requirements of those on the waiting list.

This information is provided as an approximate guide only. The exact figures are subject to change.

Private allotment sites

There are a number of privately managed allotment sites in Sheffield:

Allotment societies

Many allotment sites in Sheffield have their own society. Allotment societies often bring benefits to an allotment site such as reduced price seed for tenants, opportunities to meet and share knowledge with other tenants, plant swaps, fundraising and events.

List of allotment societies in Sheffield

  • Archer Lane Allotment and Home Garden Society
  • Gleadless Garden Produce Association
  • Hagg House Allotment Society
  • Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society
  • Handsworth and Richmond Allotment Society
  • Hangingwater Allotment Association
  • High Wincobank Allotment Association
  • Highcliffe Allotment Society
  • Heeley District Allotment Protection Society
  • Holberry Gardens Allotment Association
  • Infield Lane Floral and Horticultural Society
  • Moss Way Allotment Group
  • Reignhead Farm Allotment Association
  • Rivelin Valley Allotment Co-operative
  • Roe Wood Allotment Society
  • Rustlings Road Allotment Society
  • Sheffield Allotments and Leisure Gardeners' Federation
  • Vicarage Lane Allotment Society
  • Walkley Bank Allotment Society
  • Woodseats Allotment Society

Community Allotments

Community allotments offer individuals a chance to get involved in growing their own fruit and vegetables in a supportive community environment. Many of the projects are aimed at people who may have particular support needs or difficulty in accessing an allotment plot of their own. 

List of community allotments in Sheffield

  • Darnall Wellbeing Allotment
  • Firth Park Community Allotments
  • Leaf Community Allotment Project
  • Trade Base Allotment Project
  • Tinsley Community Project
  • Hillside Harvest allotments