Information on the allotment sites and facilities available to the community and the charges that apply in Dorset.
Allotments are plots of land available for rent to the local community and used to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. Apart from providing low cost food, they provide valuable recreational opportunities. Allotments also provide habitats for many forms of wildlife.
Allotments have evolved through history, the most notable being the Second World War where the public were encouraged to 'grow their own greens' and 'dig for Britain'. The first legislative reforms date back to the Enclosures Act of 1845.
Today, councils are required to provide allotments for the public.
Allotment plots are not all hard work, they have many advantages such as providing fresh, organic, home grown vegetables, fruit and flowers often cheaper than those at a supermarket or greengrocer. Allotment plots are also social places where you can meet people with similar interests whilst enjoying a healthy and outdoor activity.
Allotments in Christchurch
Information on the allotment sites, plot charges and allotment strategy in the borough of Christchurch.
Allotments in East Dorset
Allotments in East Dorset are administered by the local town or parish council.
Allotments in North Dorset
Allotments in North Dorset are administered by the local town or parish council.
Allotments in Purbeck
Allotments in Purbeck are administered by the local town or parish council.
Allotments in West Dorset
Allotments in West Dorset are run by town or parish councils.
Allotments in Weymouth and Portland
Fresh air, healthy exercise and lots of delicious and nutritious vegetables are just some of the benefits of renting your own allotment.