If you’d like to grow your own fruit and vegetables, or simply want the enjoyment of growing your own flowers, you may want to consider an allotment. There are lots of benefits to renting an allotment. You could:
- Get more exercise.
- Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Meet new friends.
- Escape from life's pressures.
- Share your knowledge with others.
If you’re a beginner, many sites offer half-size plots for first time gardeners. Alternatively, you could get together with friends to share the work. Other gardeners on site will be delighted to share their knowledge and experience with you.
Allotment locations in Newcastle
There are around 3,000 allotment plots in Newcastle across 62 sites. Download a map of allotment sites (pdf, 85kb).
Allotment sites in Newcastle are 'self managed' which means they are run by local Allotment Associations.
How much do allotments cost to rent?
Rents vary from site to site, but the average cost per year is around £50 for a full plot.
Apply for an allotment
Once you have decided which allotment site you are interested in contact the Allotment Officer on 0191 2783094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle's Allotment Strategy
The council and the Allotments Working Group have developed an allotment strategy to ensure that Newcastle is a leading provider of allotments in the country. Download the allotment strategy (pdf, 1.5 mb).
Newcastle's Annual Allotment Show
Every year we have an Allotment Show in the autumn, as well as an allotment competition in July. Every allotment site in the city is entitled to enter. Visit the Annual Allotment Show and competition page.
For more information on allotments, visit the Newcastle Allotments website which is maintained by Newcastle Allotment Working Group.