How to join
Whether you are an experienced gardener with green fingers or completely new to gardening and want to try something new - all are welcome to apply for an allotment. Precedence is given to residents of Loughton but, if you are out of area, applications are also welcome.
To apply for an allotment, please fill out the form below and click the submit button.
How big is a plot?
Allotment plots are traditionally measured by "rods", a full plot is approximately 10 rods and a half plot 5 rods.
How big is a rod?
"1 rod/pole/perch = 5.5 yards (reputedly the distance from the back of the plough to the nose of the oxen!). Therefore a square rod (in which allotments are measured is 30.25 sq yards) thus a standard 10 rod plot is 302.5 sq yards = 2,722.5 sq ft.
"It is about the size of the penalty area on a football pitch / tennis court.... or you would fit 16 in an acre if that gives you a better estimate....or maybe 10,400 in a square mile!" from Grow Your Own's Bulletin Board
2016/2017 annual rents
Full Plot £30
Half Plot £16
Pensioners Full Plot £21
Pensioners Half Plot £11