An allotment is an area of land, leased either from a private or local authority landlord, for the use of growing fruit and vegetables. In some cases this land may be used for the growing of ornamental plants, flowers or the keeping of hens, rabbits or 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.
If you would like to apply for a plot on any of these site, you will have to apply through 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 we are unable to allocate allotment plots and requests of this nature cannot be acted on by AMAS.
Manchester has around 40 different sites, which are listed as followed:
Find your nearest Manchester allotment site by typing your postcode in at this: