Allotments

Allotment fees Click to get info

Costs of allotments depend on:

Size of the plot (1 square rod is the equivalent of about 25 square metres, which means a 10 square rod plot is about 250 square metres)

Amenity level for the site (high amenity, average amenity, low amenity)

Non-Council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Please contact sites directly for more information.

High amenity sites

Simmons Lane, Sinnott Road and Suffield Hatch

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£14

£70

60+ concession

£5.40

£27

Out of borough resident

£30

£150

Average amenity sites

These sites have water tanks and grass cuttings.

Auckland Road, Bateman Road, Beechwood, Browning Road, Cherrydown Close, Dawlish Road, Downsell Road, Hawkwood, Higham Hill Common, Hollywood Way, King's Passage, King's Road, Low Hall Lane, Markhouse Common, Marsh Lane, Mount Avenue, Oliver Road, Pimp Hall, Ruckholt Road and Seymour Road

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£11

£55

60+ concession

£4.30

£21.50

Out of borough resident

£21

£105

Low amenity sites

These sites have no water tanks, grass cutting or communal buildings.

Mulberry Close, Wickham Road and Willow Tree

Type of hire

per 25m2 or 1 rod

per 125m2 or 5 rods

In borough resident

£9

£45

60+ concession

£3.20

£16

Out of borough resident

£16

£80

 

The waiting list for council managed allotments is now closed. 

Please check back again in the future to see any new available plots.

The following sites are not included on the council’s waiting list. Contact sites directly for more information:

  • Council owned, non council managed
  • Council leased, non council managed
  • Private allotments

How much does it cost? Click to get info

See council managed allotment fees above.

Non council managed and privately owned allotments have their own pricing. Contact sites directly for more information.

Please see the council's allotment tenancy agreement (50KB Word file)

You can:

  • Grow food - find out about the food growing scheme
  • Keep bees (but only on some sites with the Allotment Officer’s agreement)

You can’t:

  • Have bonfires
  • Grow anything illegal
  • Grow plants that are a nuisance to neighbouring plots
  • Keep livestock

Waltham Forest has the following types of allotment sites:

  • Council managed allotments (council waiting list only)
  • Council owned, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Council leased, non council managed (not available through the council)
  • Privately owned (not available through the council)
  • Beechwood Allotments, Larkshall Road, Chingford
  • Cherrydown Close Allotments, Cherrydown Close, Chingford
  • Hawkwood Allotments, Drysdale Avenue, Chingford
  • Higham Hill Common Allotments, Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
  • Hollywood Way Allotments, Hale End Road, Highams Park
  • Kings Road Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford
  • Low Hall Lane Allotments, Low Hall Lane, Walthamstow
  • Markhouse Common Allotments, Queens Road, Walthamstow
  • Mount Avenue Allotments, Alpha Road, Chingford
  • Mulberry Close Allotments, Mulberry Close, Chingford
  • Pimp Hall Allotments, Kings Road, Chingford
  • Simmons Lane Allotments, Simmons Lane, Chingford
  • Sinnott Road Allotments, Gurney Close, Walthamstow
  • Suffield Hatch Allotments, Templeton Avenue, Chingford
  • Wickham Road Allotments, Wickham Road, Highams Park
  • Willow Tree Allotments, Chingford Road, Walthamstow

Council owned, non council managed

  • Auckland road Allotments, Auckland Road, Leyton**
  • Bateman Road Allotments, Burnside Avenue, Chingford*
  • Browning Road Allotments, Browning Road, Leytonstone
    Contact Linda Kavanagh
  • Dawlish Road Allotments, Dawlish Road, Leyton**
  • Downsell Road Allotments, Downsell Road, Leyton**
  • Kings Passage Allotments, Kings Road, Leytonstone 
    Contact Linda Kavanagh
  • Oliver Road Allotments, Osier Way, Leyton**
  • Ruckholt Road Allotments, Ruckholt Close, Leyton**
  • Seymour Road Allotments, Seymour Road, Leyton
    Contact John Spears 020 8923 8684
  • Southwest Road Allotments, Southwest Road, Leytonstone*
  • Manor Farm Gardener, Marsh Lane, Leyton
    Please visit the Allotment Site directly

*Please visit the allotment site directly for waiting list details.

**These sites are part of the Leyton Allotment Society. Waiting list applicants for these sites can be seen every Sunday 10-12pm at the Oliver Road Allotments, Osier Way, Leyton E10 5SB

Council leased, non-Council managed

  • Brookfield Allotments, Alders Avenue, Woodford Green*
  • Cheshire Fields Allotments, St James Park, Walthamstow*
  • Chestnuts Farm Allotments, Forest Road, Walthamstow*
  • Hoxton Manor Allotments, Chingford Road, Chingford*
  • Low Hall Farm Allotments, Bridge Road, Walthamstow
    Contact Sheennagh Joseph: 020 8518 7672
  • Roding Farm Allotments, Nutter Lane, Wanstead
    Contact Linda Kavanagh
  • Statis Allotments, St Annes Larkshall Rd, Chingford*

*Please visit the allotment site directly for waiting list details.

Privately owned allotments

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