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How to get an allotment

Are you interested in growing your own fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs? Is your own garden too small, or do you only have a yard or balcony? An allotment might be the answer.

Allotment gardening means cheap, fresh fruit and vegetablesWhether you are interested in growing vegetables for yourself, setting up a collection of rare fruit trees, or creating a thriving community garden, this is your first port of call. Read the section on renting an allotment to find out what to do next

STAA is no longer responsible for letting allotments at St Anns, but if you would like to be included on the waiting list please contact HDL
Please note that the waiting list times are usually 1 year to 18 months, and that plots can only be offered to Nottingham City residents. (If you live outside the City boundaries we suggest you contact your local council to find information about allotments in your area.)


The benefits of allotment gardening

There are lots of benefits to allotment gardening too. It's a great way to relax, keep fit and enjoy the fresh air, with a chance to meet people who share your interests.

Above all, you'll have something to show for all your hard work in the form of seasonal, fresh and delicious produce that can be expensive in the shops.

Managing your own allotment can be a very rewarding experienceYou'll be doing your bit for the environment too, helping to reduce the energy use and pollution from the transport and packaging of shop bought food, and giving you a great reason to recycle vegetable and organic waste in the form of compost.

Once you have a plot, we keep in touch via our quarterly newsletters.

Community groups are encouraged to share information and ideas.