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Allotment gardening

Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment.

Apart from providing low cost food, they also provide valuable recreational opportunities involving healthy activity and social contacts. Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.

Taking on an allotment plot is not all hard work; it can have many advantages, providing fresh home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers for you and your family, free from artificial additives and at a fraction of that you would have expected to pay in a supermarket or greengrocer.

There is also the social side, meeting new friends with similar interests and enabling you to enjoy a healthy outdoor life with gentle exercise and a place to relax and unwind.

Hiring an allotment 

If you are interested in hiring an allotment, please identify your preferred site and contact the allotment officer using the details below. 

The average plot is 252 square metres, costing only £32 per year, smaller plots are available at £16 a year.  A gate key is also required, which may be hired from about £4 to £6 (costs vary from site to site). (50% discount available to over 60s)

There are 16 council-owned allotment sites owned by Northampton Borough Council, including two sites which are managed by the allotment associations on the sites themselves.

The full list of council-owned allotments is below, along with locations. You can also see their locations using the interactive mapping service.

Site Location Council or field managed
Bants Lane Bants Lane, Duston Council
Billing Road East Bougainvillea Drive / Cavendish Drive, Abington Vale Council
Broadmead Avenue Broadmead Court, Abington Council
Eastern Avenue North, Kingsthorpe/St David’s Eastern Avenue North Council
Glebeland Road Glebeland Gardens, Kings Heath Council
Harlestone Road Harlestone Road, Duston Council
Kingsthorpe Park Thornton Park / Tollgate Close, Kingsthorpe Council
Mereway Layby on Mereway, East Hunsbury Council
Parklands Coppice Drive, Spinney Hill Council
Pleydell Road Pleydell Gardens, Far Cotton Council
Rothersthorpe Road Rothersthorpe Road, Briar Hill Council
Southfields Billing Lane Council
Studland Road Studland Road, Kingsthorpe Council
Welford Road Welford Road, Kingsthorpe Council
Berrywood Road Berrywood Road, Duston Field managed
Graspin Lane Bridgewater Drive, Weston Favell Field managed

For more information on the above sites, please contact the allotments office.

Private sites

There are also a number of private sites located across the borough, but the allotments office does not hold  any information about these sites.  

Rules and regulations 

Allotments office

Tel: 01604 593411