London Borough of Croydon

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 here. There is also a document at the bottom of this page, detailing the 11 independently run sites.

Croydon Council has recently changed the way allotment waiting lists are managed in an effort to speed up waiting times and make the process more efficient. As a result, five of our six direct-let sites now manage their own waiting list. In order to apply to these waiting lists you use the contacts below:

The location of each of these allotments is detailed on the maps 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 those with less experience.

Leasing a full plot on a direct let site will cost £39 per year. Plots leased from organisations other than the council start at around £40 per year. There is more information for independent sites available here.

Council allotments offer 50% discount* to the following groups of people:

  • Those over 60 years of age
  • Those who are unemployed
  • Registered disabled people

*You will need to provide evidence to ensure you meet any of the above criteria.

Contacts

Hartley Down Allotments

Address Line:

Stoats Nest Road

Coulsdon

CR5 2JJ

Mickleham Way Allotments

Address Line:

Mickleham Way

New Addington

Croydon

CR0 0PN

Midday Sun Allotments

Address Line:

St Andrew's Road

Coulsdon

CR5 3HJ

Orchard Avenue Allotments

Address Line:

Orchard Avenue

Croydon

CR0 7NL

Pampisford Road Allotments

Address Line:

Pampisford Road

South Croydon

CR2 6DB

Sanderstead Allotments

Address Line:

Purley Oaks Road

South Croydon

CR2 0NS

General enquiries

Telephone: 
020 8726 6900

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