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We manage the following allotment plots:

DeepdaleBlackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way
Haslam ParkBlackpool Road, Bristow Avenue
Penwortham Holme EastLeyland Road, Penwortham
Penwortham Holme WestLiverpool Road, Penwortham
Serpentine 1Blackpool Road, Garstang Road
Serpentine 2Blackpool Road, opposite Moor Park
Serpentine 3Blackpool Road, opposite Moor Park
Sharoe GreenSharoe Green Lane, Fulwood

    Waiting lists

    Our allotment plots are very popular. This means we manage waiting lists for all our allotment sites in Preston.

    Wait time

    We estimate a wait time of approximately 12 to 18 months per site although the waiting time on some of the smaller sites, such as Haslam and Sharoe Green, may be longer.

    To reduce waiting times, many large plots (@250m²) have been halved with each half now offered as a regular plot (@125m²).

    In exceptional circumstances where it is not possible to half a plot this will continue to be let as a large plot.

    Want to get growing sooner?

    Lets Grow Preston is a network that supports and connects community gardens and growing projects across Preston.

    Lets Grow Preston can put you in touch with people and projects close to you, so you can start getting your hands dirty and gain useful hints and tips while waiting for your allotment.

    Request a plot

    To be placed on the waiting lists for a Preston City Council owned allotment site complete our online form:

    Request an allotment plot

    Tenancy guidelines

    When you are allocated an allotment, you will be sent a copy of our tenancy guidelines along with your agreement and invoice.

    Our guidelines allow us to manage sites and individual plots to a high standard and also answer a wide range of frequently asked questions from both new and existing tenants.

    Renew a plot

    Plots are charged from January to December each year.

    To renew an allotment plot please complete our online form:

    Renew an allotment plot

    Who can request a plot?

    Our prime responsibility is to provide allotments for residents living within Preston. However, the Penwortham East and Penwortham West sites are now open to non-residents.

    What are the benefits?

    Allotment plots have the following benefits:

    • Grow low cost food and flowers
    • Great way to stay active and healthy
    • Make new friends and become a seasoned allotmenteer
    • Protecting an open green space and providing a home for wildlife

    What level of commitment is required?

    Allotment plots can be very rewarding but also require a lot of regular maintenance and commitment.

    For more information on the amount of commitment needed see allotment plots commitment requirements.

    Allotment plot prices

    Plot TypeCost (per year)Discount      
    Regular (@125m²)£42£26.60 concession for senior citizen, registered disabled and unemployed
    Large (@250m²)£90No concessions


    Self managed allotment sites

    If you are keen to find an allotment site in Preston sooner than the waiting list period, there are a number of self managed options with shorter waiting lists.

    Frenchwood allotment site

    The Frenchwood allotment site is a large self-managed site with a friendly and thriving Allotment Association. The Association regularly has plots available and a short waiting list.

    Request a plot at Frenchwood allotment site

    The Moor Nook allotment site

    The Moor Nook allotment site, managed by Community Gateway Association, has 20 small raised bed plots available to growers.

    Currently, the beds cost £20 per year. Anybody can apply for a plot and the site is accessible for those with disabilities, including wheelchair access. The plot holders host a lot of fun and engaging events throughout the year.

    Request a plot at Moor Nook allotment site

    • Email - get.involved@communitygateway.co.uk 
    • Call - 01772 268123

    Map address of allotment sites in Preston

    • Deepdale, Blackpool Road / Sir Tom Finney Way
    • Haslam park - Blackpool Road / Bristow Ave
    • Penwortham Holme East - Leyland Road, Penwortham
    • Penwortham Holme West - Liverpool Road, Penwortham
    • Serpentine 1 - Blackpool Road / Garstang Road
    • Serpentine 2 - Blackpool Road / Opposite Moor Park
    • Serpentine 3 - Blackpool Road / Opposite Moor Park
    • Sharoe Green - Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood

    Self managed sites

    • Frenchwood allotments, Preston, PR1 4NN
    • Moor Nook allotments, Preston