Have you ever considered allotment gardening?

Taking on an allotment plot is not all hard work and has a number of benefits. Allotment gardening provides you with the opportunity to grow fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers for you and your family at a low cost.

Groups can apply for a one tonne bulk bag of compost, it is free to registered charities, community groups, allotment groups and schools, and SUEZ will arrange the delivery.

Salford has a total of 649 council-owned allotment gardens located at 26 sites throughout the city, including 13 self managed sites.

The majority of these sites are designated for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers but there are several sites where the keeping of livestock is permitted.

Rents are charged annually and vary according to the type of facilities on site.

How to apply

To apply for an allotment plot, please complete the application form below. Please note that the demand for an allotment is high. You can see the number of people waiting for a plot at each site by opening the document 'Waiting list by allotment site'. Applications are dealt with strictly in application date order.

If you'd like to apply for a plot on a self managed site, please apply directly to the site. Self managed sites tend to have fewer people on their waiting lists.

Apply for an allotment

Poors Land Allotments (Poorlots Allotments), Cadishead, Salford

An application made by Salford Allotment Federation to Salford City Council to correct historical error in the registration of Poorlots Allotments as Common Land has been granted.

The application was made under Schedule 2(7) of the Commons Act to remove other land wrongly registered as Common Land.

You can download a copy of the Planning Inspectorate decision below.

How to get in touch

For more information please email

This page was last updated on 22 February 2024

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