Looking after your allotment

Allotment site associations

Allotment site associations help you get the most out of your allotment. You can also get involved with your local committee.

If your site does not have an association we can support you in setting up a group for your site.

Contact the allotment officer to find out more about your local association or for more information on how to set one up

allotments@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Please note that large polytunnel structures are not currently permitted on our sites.  Smaller 9x6ft structures are allowed, you should seek permission from the alltoment officer and also consult with adjacent plotholders to seek their views prior to installation.

For advice on how to look after your allotment contact the allotment officer

allotments@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Find further information on becoming an allotment holder below.

Download guide for all allotment holders (PDF - 2.36MB)

Download a copy of the allotment rules for all plotholders (PDF - 156.07KB)

Download a copy of the Scottish Allotments and Gardnens Society design guide (PDF - 17.64MB)

The Federation of Edinburgh and District Allotments and Gardens Associations provide links to site associations, advice on gardening and run the allotment show. There is also a guide for allotment holders.

The Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society works for plot holders to provide information about allotments including legal issues, news and general information.  The association also produces a range of useful publications.

Changeworks provide advice on composting.

National Society of Allotments and Leisure Gardeners gives a range of advice for new gardeners.

Garden Organic provides support on how to garden organically.

Waste Action Grants are available to site associations for composting projects.

For information on how to use your allotment to help encourage and protect local wildlife, view the Gardening in Harmony with Nature booklet below.

Download Gardening in Harmony with Nature (PDF - 618.15KB)

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