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. Contact details to enquire about availability for the independent sites can be downloaded from below.
Croydon Council is making changes to the way we manage allotment waiting lists. As a result, we have closed the waiting list to new applications for a short period of time. The waiting list is expected to reopen in September 2018. Details and locations of the direct-let sites can still be accessed below.
The cost of renting an allotment plot
A full allotment plot is approximately 250 square metres and is designed to feed a family of four, all year round. However, a half plot (125 square metres) is recommended as a good starting point for the inexperienced.
Leasing a full plot from a council allotment costs £39 per year. Plots leased from organisations other than the council start at around £40 per year.
Council allotments offer these discounts:
- a 50% discount to senior citizens, the unemployed and registered disabled people
Hartley Down Allotments
Stoats Nest Road
Mickleham Way Allotments
Midday Sun Allotments
St Andrew's Road
Orchard Avenue Allotments
Pampisford Road Allotments
Purley Oaks Road
- Croydon Allotment Societies [14.8KB]
- Allotments 'how to' guide - paying for your allotment online [1.3MB]