Renting an allotment

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Allotments are a great way to grow your own produce, get outside, be amongst nature and meet like minded people! Growing your own fruit and veg is not only great for the environment but is also incredibly rewarding and it's a great activity for all ages!

There are over 2,100 allotment plots at 16 sites across Ipswich, covering an area of 60 hectares. Most sites have:

  • A security fence;
  • Lockable gates;
  • Roadways;
  • Adequate water supply;
  • Communal shed.

Some fields also have car parking facilities.

Contact us

To contact the Field Secretaries or Ipswich Borough Council's Wildlife and Allotments Team or our Revenues Teams regarding your allotment or to enquire about renting your first allotment visit:

Over the phone

To contact us over the phone please see the relevant contact details below.

For enquiries regarding payments please contact the Revenues Team on: 01473 433760

All allotment plots are let by the Field Secretaries on behalf of the Council. Please see a full list of Field Secretaries phone numbers or contact the Field Secretaries by email using the contact us form:

For any other enquiries regarding allotments please contact us on: 01473 433516

For information, hints, tips, rules and pricing regarding allotment gardening please read the below documents:

Allotment rents

1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022

  • Full price: £46.90
  • Concessions: £42.90

Prices are based on a full size plot which is roughly 250m². Smaller plots are available and the rent is reduced accordingly.

Concessionary prices are available for older people and disadvantaged groups.

Ipswich Allotment Holders' Association

The Ipswich Allotment Holders' Association is responsible for the letting of plots on behalf of the Council.

The Association works very closely with council officers to represent the views of its members, enabling problems to be identified and improvements to be implemented as efficiently as possible.

People's Community Garden

ActivLives runs the People's Community Garden at Maidenhall allotment. This Garden is a resource for all the community and everyone is welcome to get involved.

Allotment locations


  • Aster Road, Ipswich
  • Back Hamlet, Ipswich
  • Belstead, Ipswich
  • Bramford Lane, Ipswich
  • Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • Colchester Road, Ipswich
  • Felixstowe Road, Ipswich
  • Holywells (Cliff Lane), Ipswich
  • London Road, Ipswich
  • Maidenhall, Ipswich
  • Morland Road, Ipswich
  • Northgate, Ipswich
  • Norwich Road, Ipswich
  • Sidegate Lane, Ipswich
  • Spring Road 1 (Alexandra Road entrance), Ipswich
  • Spring Road 2 (Spring Road entrance), Ipswich
  • Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich

Contact Details

Parks & Cemeteries,
Ipswich Borough Council,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 433516