Types of allotments, trading facilities and costs
For more information, including trees on plots, moving plots and constructing polytunnels/sheds, please see the Allotments Guidelines to the right of the page
A plot for all needs
Full/half plots - for the enthusiastic grower we have a large number of full size plots which are 10 rods in size (250m2) allowing or the production of enough vegetables to supply a large family, or half a plot (5 rods) for the smaller family.
If you are considering growing your own produce and a full size plot is just too intimidating then we have an idea that may appeal to you. Why not try a mini plot? A mini plot is exactly what it says, smaller than a standard plot yet a good working size and absolutely perfect for someone who doesn't have the time or inclination to start on a grand scale.
Sutton has a specially adapted site, within Cheam Park, to suit the needs of the disabled. There are 18 plots of varying heights surrounded by a sensory garden and a model plot to help give ideas and inspiration. Further facilities include seating, toilets and a sheltered area.
For a small membership fee many allotment sites have trading huts which enable you to purchase all your gardening needs at reasonable prices and are more convenient than going to your local garden centre.
Costs from April 2017The current costs per m2 are:
- £0.310 basic rate (plus £0.064 water rate)
- £0.232 concessionary rate (plus £0.064 water rate)
'Allotment keys can be collected from Civic Offices and cost £20 per key which is non refundable.'
Bonfires are banned on allotments from 1 April to 30 September.