An allotment is an area of land, leased either from a privet or local authority landlord, for the use of growing fruit and vegetables. In some cases this land will be used for the growing of ornamental plants and flowers and the keeping of hens, rabbits and bees.

An allotment is traditionally measured in rods, perches or poles, old measurements dating back to the Anglo-Saxon times. 10 poles is the accepted size of a typical full-size allotment, the equivalent of 250 square meters or roughly the size of a double tennis court. Most sites have smaller half-plots available for cultivation too and some have community areas for those unable to commit to a plot of their own.

Allotment sites:

If you would like to apply for a plot on any of these site, you will have to apply thought the Manchester city council online form or alternatively you can go and visit your chosen site and ask any of the site committee members if there is any availability.

Please DO NOT apply for a plot via out 'Contact us' page as it is not in our remit to allocate allotment plots and requests of this nature will be ignored.

Manchester has around 40 different sites, which are listed as followed:

Abbey Hey Allotments, Ackroyd Avenue, M18 8TL

Abbotsford road allotments, Whalley Range, M21 0RJ

Acorn Close Allotments, Levenshulme, M19 2HS

Alexandra Road South, Whally Range, M16 8GH

Aquarius allotments, Crediton Close, Hulme, M15 6EW

Baguley allotments, Leaton Avenue, Wythenshawe, M23 1HL

Bethnal Drive allotments, Shawfield Road, Fallowfield, M14 7ED

Bluestone Road allotments, Bluestone Road, Moston, M40 9JD

Bradley Fold allotments, Ford Lane, Didsbury, M20 2RU

Brailsford Road allotments, Brailsford Road, Fallowfield, M14 6PT

Brighton Grove allotments, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, M14 5JR

Broadhurst allotments, Joyce Street, Moston, M40 5HH

Brooklands allotments, Sparkford Avenue, Wythenshawe, M23 9EL

Caxton Road allotments, Caxton Road, Fallowfield, M14 6EE

Caythorpe Street allotments, Caythorpe Street, Moss Side, M14 4UD

Cheetham&Crumpsall allotments, Hazelbottom Road, Cheetham, M8 0GQ

Cleveleys Avenue allotments, Cleveleys Avenue, Chorlton, M21 8TS

Crowden Road allotments, Crowden Road, Moston, M40 5RW

Cypress Street allotments, Cypress Street, Harpurhey, M9 5XZ

Edge Lane allotments, Edge Lane, Manchester, M43 6BA

Foxfield Road allotments, Foxfield Road, Newall Green, M23 2TE

Frenchbarn Lane allotments, Frenchbarn Lane, Blackley, M9 6PB

Gorton allotments, Alston Road, Gorton, M18 8WU

Hazeldene Road allotments, Hazeldene Road, Moston, M40 3GL

Hough End allotments, Mauldeth Road, Chorlton, M21 7TH

Ivy Green allotments, Edwards Avenue, Chorlton, M21 9ET

Levenshulme allotments, Highfield Road, Levenshulme, M19 3JX

Minehead Avenue allotments, Minehead Avenue, Withington, M20 1FW

Northern Moor allotments, Stortford Drive, Wythenshawe, M23 0FX

Ossory Street allotments, Great Western Street, Moss Side, M14 4BX

Philips Park allotments, Fairclough Street, Clayton, M11 4TN

Pleasant Street allotments, Pleasant Street, Harpurhey, M9 5XZ

Ryder Brow allotments, Far Lane, Gorton, M18 7FF

Scotland Hall Road allotments, Ascot Road, Newton Heath, M40 2RD

Scott Avenue allotments, Scott Avenue, Chorlton, M21 9QW

Sharston allotments, Stancliffe Road, Wythenshawe, M22 4PS

Southern allotments, Wintermans Road, Chorlton, M21 7GE

Tonbridge Road allotments, Tonbridge Road, Levenshulme, M19 2TQ

Wellington Road allotments, Wellington Road, Fallowfield, M14 6FA

Woodhouse Park allotments, Maisemore Road, Wythenshawe, M22 1SA

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