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.
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
You can only apply for one site.
Charges & 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: £26
- water: £14
- total: £40
Plot Size: up to 200m²
- rent: £52
- water: £28
- total: £80
Plot Size: up to 300m²
- rent: £72
- water: £40
- total: £112
Plot Size: 301m² or above
- rent: £112
- water: £48
- total: £160
If your site does not have a water mains supply you will only be charged the amount in the 'Rent' column.
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.
We no longer accept payment in cash or by cheque but you can pay by these methods at the Post Office.
A 75% concession is available for people on a low income or with disabilities, categorised by:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Benefit (Council Tax Support)
- Job Seeker's Allowance
- Working Tax Credit with an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- Employment Support Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (PIP)
- disabled person's bus pass
- Blue Badge
- Severe Disablement Allowance/PIP/Attendance Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- War Disablement Pension
- full time students with full student loan entitlement
A 25% concession can be claimed by all tenants aged 60+.
Private allotment sites
There are a number of privately managed allotment sites in Sheffield:
- Beighton (Orchard Lane) – Mr Dunn, 0114 269 9332
- Brightside – Mr Brown, 0114 243 6588
- Darnall (Infield Lane) – Mr Alan Howard, 07896 290685
- Ecclesfield – Simon Athey, 0114 246 9003
- Ecclesfield – Mr S Cooper, 0114 246 1744
- Gleadless – Mr Les Ridley, 0114 264 1175
- Oughtibridge – Liz Hewett, email email@example.com
- Stannington – Mr Goodison, Woodland View, 36 Deer Park Place, Sheffield, S6 5ND
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 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
- Leaf Community Allotment Project
- Trade Base Allotment Project
- Tinsley Community Project