Apply for an allotment

How to apply for an allotment, how likely you are to get one and what happens next.

You can use Allotment Finder to:

  • find an allotment near your home
  • see if plots are available
  • see how many people are on the waiting list
  • view maps of the plots

You may apply for a plot on a maximum of 3 allotment sites.

Apply online with Allotment Finder

Allotment finder covers Bristol allotments managed by the council or on land leased by the council.

Find more local allotments online.

Available now

Free plots: Special offer this Summer

Four months free tenancy  on selected plots at the following sites:

You will still have to pay the one off admin fee (£15).

Normal waiting list rules apply.

This offer may end at any time.

Stapleton Allotments: plots available now

Stapleton Allotments is a lovely level site, with parking, good water supply and toilet. Apply online now to view the vacant plots.

Discounted plots

We’re  offering a number of plots on the sites listed below at half price for the first two years.  Discounts are not applied to interim part-year bills.  

The 50% discount will be applied to the annual bill for the first two years.  Discounts are given at the discretion of the Allotments Office.

Apply online with allotment finder.

For vacant plots in the St George area visit the Bristol East Allotments Association  website or Facebook page.

Cost and discounts

Find out about rents and discounts you may be able to get.

Your first invoice will include a “one off” £15 fee to cover administration costs.

Plot condition discounts are not applied to interim bill.

Likelihood of getting an allotment

Availability changes all the time, and is different at each allotment. Allotment Finder is kept up to date with details.

Some allotments have vacancies or short waiting lists. You can add your name to a waiting list.
You’ll be given priority if you are a Bristol resident. If you’re not a resident you should look for sites with little or no waiting list.

What happens next

If there’s no waiting list, or once a plot is available, we’ll contact you to arrange a site visit.

If a plot seems too large when you visit, you might be able to apply for just part of it. On more popular sites, you may only be offered a small or half size plot.

Allotment agreement

You’ll get a legally binding contract in which you’re agreeing to:

  • take on a yearly tenancy to look after your plot and allotment site
  • follow the terms and conditions in the agreement or you may be evicted and your plot let to another tenant

Payment

We’ll send you an invoice for the rent that’s due until the end of September. After that you’ll pay the rent yearly.

Contact information

Allotments team

ABS: Allotments

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Email: allotments@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3719