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. We can also create accessible plots at some sites when needed. 

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

Allotment concession claims for existing tenants

People who get a range of benefits are entitled to reduced allotments rents. For full details of the benefits which apply please see the letter we sent out to tenants in February. Now is the time to claim the concession.

In order to apply the discount we need proof of benefits dated within the last three months. You can email this to or post the information to Allotments Office, Centre in the Park, Guilford Avenue, Sheffield, S2 2PL. The deadline for sending this in is 1 March 2024.

Vacant allotments

We have no sites with immediate vacancies. Please contact us for information on sites with shorter waiting lists.

Avian Flu

There are new rules for allotment tenants with chickens from October 2022.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced new measures in light of the spread of Avian Flu.

Please follow the guidance at GOV.UK: Avian influenza: Prevention Zone declared across Great Britain.

Lyme disease

This rare disease is spread by ticks found in grassy and wooded areas. You can visit the link below to find out more about risks, symptoms and treatment.


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 depends on the size of the plot and whether the allotment site has a water supply.

Plot Size up to 100m²

  • rent: £31
  • water: £16.70
  • total: £47.40

Plot Size up to 200m²

  • rent: £63.10
  • water: £34.30
  • total: £97.40

Plot Size up to 300m²

  • rent: £90.75
  • water: £46.50
  • total: £137.25

Plot Size 301m² or above

  • rent: £135.05
  • water: £57.50
  • total: £192.55

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


A 75% concession for those in receipt of:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support
  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit with NHS tax credit exemption certificate (we will need to see your award letter and your NHS tax credit exemption certificate)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance/PIP/Attendance Allowance
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • Blue Badge
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Medical Exemption Certificate
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Carer’s Allowance

A 25% concession for all full time students, which includes those at college, university and those completing a Masters degree or PhD.

A 25% age-related concession can be claimed by tenants who reach state pension age on or before 1 April 2023.

If you receive Council Tax or Housing Benefit, we can check this on your behalf but you will need to email us with your consent to carry out this check.

For any other benefits, you will need to provide evidence for these as we will not be able to check them ourselves. Evidence can be in the form of screenshots, provided that we can see your name, address and benefits details clearly.

Things to consider before you apply

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

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. However, there are a few things to think about before you get your first plot:

  • health and physical ability
  • time commitment
  • size of your plot
  • learning what to do and when
  • motivation

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.

Allotment sites where pigeons are allowed

Pigeon keeping is allowed at:

  • Heeley Common
  • Manor (lofts provided on certain plots)
  • Shirecliffe
  • Hollinsend
  • Mauncer Drive
  • Victoria Road

Mauncer Drive is the only site that is exclusively for pigeon keeping.

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
  • 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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