Allotments

We manage over 3,000 allotment plots on over 70 sites, including some plots designed for disabled people (wheelchair and non-wheelchair users), with raised beds, and 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.

General updates

  • the invoices for 2022-2023 have been raised and you should have received your invoice in April. If you have not received and paid your invoice, it is now very overdue. For any queries relating to your invoice, or if you did not receive your invoice, please contact the allotment office by email if possible (pwc.allotments@sheffield.gov.uk), or by phone on 0114 250 0500. Direct debit collections commenced in May.

Avian Flu

The requirement to keep birds under cover has now been lifted, however other measures still remain in place.

Fires

Fires are not permitted from 1 May to 30 September. If you see a fire on an allotment during this time, please contact the allotment office immediately.

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: £28.60
  • water: £15.30
  • total: £43.90

Plot Size up to 200m²:

  • rent: £58.10
  • water: £31.60
  • total: £89.70

Plot Size up to 300m²:

  • rent: £83.60
  • water: £42.80
  • total: £126.40

Plot Size 301m² or above:

  • rent: £124.40
  • water: £53
  • total: £177.40

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.

Under ‘Things to consider before you apply’ please can you add the following sentence at the beginning:

Having an allotment can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable, however it is also a substantial commitment.

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. If you apply for more than one site, only your first application will be considered.

Find an allotment plot

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

We have recently experienced a huge surge in demand. Many of our waiting lists are currently longer than usual. If you are keen to get a plot quickly and your nearest site has a long waiting list, it may be beneficial to consider other sites. 

All figures given are as a guide only. The exact figures change constantly.

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
  • Ecclesall Allotment Association 
  • 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
  • Norwood Allotment Society
  • Reignhead Farm Allotment Association
  • Rivelin Valley Allotment Society - rvascontact@gmail.com
  • 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

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