Allotment update:

Please visit, The National Allotment Society for the latest information about Coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency measures regarding allotments.

Allotment locations and number of plots at sites

Gloucester currently has 11 sites across the city:

Cotteswold Road, GL4 6RG (6 small plots)
Blackbridge, New Dawn View, GL1 5LQ (14 plots)
Dean's Way, St Oswald's Road, GL1 2SF (6 small plots)
Estcourt Close, GL1 3LT (132 full plots)
Estcourt Park, Escourt Road, GL1 3LW (62 plots of mixed sizes)
Hawthorns and Tredworth Fields, Hartland Road, GL1 4RU (52 plots of mixed sizes for Hawthorns; 23 plots of mixed sizes & 1 large community plot for Tredworth Fields)
Hempsted Cross, St Swithuns Road, GL2 5LH (2 large plots)
Innsworth Allotments, Innsworth Lane, GL2 0DF (94 plots of mixed sizes)
Robert Raikes Avenue, GL4 0HE (31 large plots)
Saintbridge Allotments, Cheyney Close, GL4 4PR (37 starter plots, 147 full plots & 3 large community plots)
White City, Bibury Road, GL4 6TU (26 large plots)
Willow Way Allotments, Off Willow Avenue, GL4 4NZ (10 small plots)

Quedgeley allotments

Goosebay Drive, GL2 2GZ (the site includes a variety of plot sizes including raised bed plots for individuals and groups with mobility problems)

For all enquiries related to allotments at Quedgeley, including the waiting list, contact Quedgeley Town Council on 01452 721 552.

Please note that there is a waiting list for the majority of allotment sites, although some waiting lists are shorter than others. There are no currently plots available at any site, so you will be added to the waiting list of your nearest site.

If you would like to register your interest in an allotment or would like more information, please contact

How do I rent an allotment?

Call the council on 01452 396 396 between 9am to 5pm Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays, or email for further information.

The rules and responsibilities for allotment sites can be found here:

How much does it cost?

The following outlines the general costs and concession rates:

  • Standard half plot - (126 square metres): £23.65 per annum (Over 65 years /Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support/ Disabled: £14.19 per annum)
  • Standard full plot - (253 square metres): £47.48 per annum (Over 65 years /Housing Benefit/Council Tax Support/ Disabled: £28.49 per annum).
  • Disabled concessions are based on certain criteria which will be clarified at the start of the tenancy.
  • All concessions are applicable to one plot per person only.

Please note that there is a charge of £20 to set up a new tenancy. This is a one-off fee and you will be billed with your first invoice.

The allotment tenancy year runs from 1 November to 31 October.

If you're a new/existing allotment tenant and you wish to erect a structure (shed, greenhouse, poly tunnel, etc.), you need permission from the city council to do so.

If you wish to erect a structure on your allotment, you can download the Allotments Structure Form which you will need to fill out and send to:

Neighbourhood Management Services
Gloucester City Council
PO Box 3252

If you wish to report an abandoned allotment

Please report it to the local Allotment Association on site or call the city council on 01452 396 396 between 9am to 5pm Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays, or contact us at for further information.

Allotment strategy for Gloucester

In December 2014, the city council's cabinet adopted the Allotment strategy for Gloucester. The strategy provides a framework in which allotments can develop and thrive both now and into the future.

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