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