Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment. It is also a considerable source of joy for gardeners and can provide you with an abundance of fresh produce and exercise.
How to get an allotment plot
There are 17 allotment sites in Croydon; their management is a mix of 11 independently run allotment societies and associations and 6 sites directly let by Croydon council.
Allotment plot rental costs
A full allotment plot is approximately 250 square metres and is designed to feed a family of 4, all year round. However, a half plot (125 square metres) is recommended as a good starting point for those with less experience.
Leasing a full plot on a direct let site costs £39 per year. Plots leased from organisations other than the council start at around £40 per year.
Council allotments offer 50% discount to:
- those in receipt of state pension
- those who are unemployed
- registered disabled people
You will need to provide evidence that you meet any of the above criteria.