If you enjoy gardening, and whether you live in a flat or have a small garden, the idea of having an allotment may appeal to you. In Harlow there are 34 allotment sites and there is almost certainly one near to where you live. Those who have an allotment say it gives them a great opportunity to grow their own flowers and vegetables and enjoy being out in the fresh air. All allotment sites have water provided and are enclosed by secure hedges and fences. For many plot holders having an allotment gives the opportunity to grow fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The cost of doing so will also help reduce your grocery bill. Fresh produce grown in season has a flavour which brings its own rewards.
Some of the allotment sites are managed by the Harlow Allotment Association and are self managed by the plot holders themselves. If you are thinking about taking on an allotment it is still not too late for growing salad vegetables providing you can start straight away with preparing your plot.
Apply for an allotment
The cost of renting an allotment plot is 18p per square metre (typically £22.50 for a half plot of 125 square metres and £45.00 for a full size plot of 250 square metres) for the whole year depending upon the size of the plot, with 50% concessions given for pensioners*, full time students or those on Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or Employment & Support Allowance. Proof of eligibility for concession is required at the point of signing the tenancy and every year for renewal.
* pensioner concession is available from 1 October after reaching pensionable age. Check your State Pension age
Also available are raised plots on a few sites for those people with back problems or who use a wheelchair.
Alternatively for more information please contact the Harlow Allotment Association on 01279 442809 or Contact Harlow.
Allotment Tenancy Conditions
Allotment tenants agree adhere to the Allotment Tenancy Conditions (pdf)
Please note: bonfires are not permitted on any allotments in Harlow
|Map position||Allotment||Allotment managed by|
|2||Ash Tree Field||Harlow Allotment Association|
|3||Brays Mead||Harlow Allotment Association|
|4||Cannons Brook||Harlow Allotment Association|
|5||Canons Gate||Harlow Allotment Association|
|7||Commonfields||Harlow Allotment Association|
|8||Dashes No.2||Harlow Council|
|9||Dudley Terrace||Harlow Council|
|11||First Avenue||Harlow Allotment Association|
|12||Fold Croft||Harlow Allotment Association|
|13||Fullers Mead||Harlow Council|
|15||Honey Hill||Harlow Allotment Association|
|16||Izzards||Harlow Allotment Association|
|17||Linford End||Harlow Allotment Association|
|18||Long Ley||Harlow Council|
|19||Mill Lane||Harlow Allotment Association|
|20||Netteswell Common||Harlow Allotment Association|
|21||Nicholls Field||Harlow Allotment Association|
|22||The Oxleys||Harlow Council|
|23||Ram Gorse||Harlow Allotment Association|
|24||Rundells||Harlow Allotment Association|
|25||Rushes Mead||Harlow Council|
|27||Stile Croft 1||Harlow Council|
|28||Stile Croft 2||Harlow Council|
|29||Silvesters||Harlow Allotment Association|
|30||Tanys Dell||Harlow Council|
|31||Upper Stoneyfield||Harlow Allotment Association|
|32||Vicarage Wood||Harlow Council|
|33||Water Lane||Harlow Allotment Association|