Gardening an allotment provides an excellent opportunity for all ages to grow and enjoy their own fresh fruit and vegetables. It's also a healthy and sociable outdoor exercise.

How to apply for an allotment 

The allotments in the district are managed in three ways: 

  • directly managed by the council, 
  • managed by the council in partnership with an allotment association, or 
  • managed fully by an allotment association. 

 To apply for an allotment, please contact the site manager shown on the map below.

The council is keen to promote allotment gardening. For more information you may find the following sites useful:

Allotment locations and contact details 

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Charges for allotments that are managed in partnership with us, or directly managed by us are set by Canterbury City Council. For 2016/17 the charge for a full plot is £73.00 and for a half plot is £36.50. Other sizes are priced pro rata. A concession of 33% is offered to plot holders in receipt of means tested benefit. 

On sites that are fully managed, the allotments associations are allowed to set their own charges. Please contact the relevant site manager for current charges. (See map for site manager contact details). 


If you have any questions about allotments and how they're managed, please call 01227 862 375.

See also

You may find the following documents useful:

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