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:
Some fields also have car parking facilities.
To contact the Field Secretaries or Ipswich Borough Council's Wildlife and Allotments Team regarding your allotment plot or to enquire about renting your first allotment visit:
To make a payment for your allotment please use the automated payment line by telephone 01473 937866 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week). You will need your Customer No (8 digits starting with a 4) and your Invoice No (8 digits starting with a 5) and the card that you wish to use to make the payment.
You can also pay online using your card, please visit our web page at:
You will need your Invoice No (8 digits starting with a 5), an email address and the card that you wish to use to make the payment.
For financial enquiries please contact Accounts Receivable on: 01473 433760 or via email AccountsReceivable@ipswich.gov.uk
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:
1st April 2023 - 31st March 2024
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.
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.
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.