Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex


1. Choose a Site

Choose a site from our allotments in Harrow map
Click on a site to find out about plot numbers and a link to a detailed streetmap
Further information on each allotment is in the allotment sites list.

To find your way to an allotment site by public transport, find its postcode in the allotment sites list then enter this into Transport for London's Journey Planner

N.B. As we do not have access to Harrow Council's Allotment tenancy agreements it is difficult for us to know exactly how many vacancies there are on any one site. We gather information from our site representatives and members, on a regular basis, who know from experience if plots are being worked. So far we have found that our information is usually about right and from 2006 to 2008 has been more accurate than the council's own records.

2. Choose Your Plot Size (plots are measured in poles!)

The current price (for 2014-2015 period) of an allotment for a 10 pole plot with water would be £66.50 per annum which is made up of £4.43 per pole and £2.22 per pole for water.

On some allotments 5 pole plots may be available.
The concessionary rate would be £2.21 per pole and £2.22 per pole for water, (there is no concessionary rate for water) making a total of £44.30 for tenants who qualify for a concessionary rate (these could be students, retired people, unemployed persons or someone on benefits).

The concessionary rate also applies to anyone 60 years of age or over.

A 50% discount may be available for new tenants in their first year, this needs to be checked with Harrow Council.

Please note: Harrow in LEAF is not part of Harrow Council, it is a separate voluntary organisation. For latest information on allotment availability and prices you should contact Harrow Council directly.

What is a pole?, you ask: it is a pre-Metric measurement of 5.5 yards, and can also apply to an area of 5.5 yards by 5.5 yards. This means there are 160 poles to an acre.

For the geeks and pub quizzers: 4 poles = 1 chain = 1 cricket pitch!!!

3. Rent the Site - Contact Harrow Council Allotments Dept.

For information about how to rent an allotment in Harrow, look at Harrow Council's website at harrow.gov.uk/allotments or contact Harrow Council's public realm team at allotments.allotments@harrow.gov.uk or talk to them by phoning 0208 901 2605.

Be warned that some sites have a long waiting list.

If you want to apply and get on the waiting list immediately then just CLICK HERE now.

4. Start Growing

Or rather: Start Planning - Start Plot Preparation - Start Growing

There are lots of websites to find information to help you start cultivating your plot, but first we strongly recommend that you take a look at Harrow in LEAF's excellent "Guide to New or Potential Allotment Holders"

It's also worth looking at the All About Allotments website and if you're organic there's help from Henry Doubleday (Soil Association) at gardenorganic.org.uk


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