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Renting an allotment

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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.

All allotment plots are let by the Field Secretaries on behalf of the Council. Please contact us using the details to the left of this page.

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

Allotment rents

1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020

  • Full price: £44.20
  • Concessions: £40.20

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,
3E Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 433512