Allotments - What to Expect


Allotment gardening is great fun and extremely rewarding, but it is also a lot of hard work. You will have to be on your plot week in, week out, in all weather conditions, and it can take a year before you see any results. Before you can begin growing, your first task will be to prepare your plot. There are different methods of doing this, including the no-dig method which is becoming popular. Next you have to plan your plot, and decide what crops you are going to grow. You can find further information about growing on the National Allotment Association website. The waiting list is currently very long and it can take years to be allocated a plot. Please consider this, and your capacity to work a plot when deciding to register.


Tring Town Council Allotments

The council currently has one allotment site, at Duckmore Lane, with 153 plots, and is investigating reinstating a second site at Bulbourne with twelve further half size plots. Some tenants have had their plots for forty years or more, and others are new. There are single people, families, couples, friends and sometimes organisations who use the allotments, and a thriving Allotment Association which runs regular coffee mornings and a summer show and barbecue

Plots available are either full size or half size and rents are payable from the date the plot is taken and then annually from 1st October.

If you are considering applying for an allotment, please refer to the Town Council’s Allotment Policy (2018) and the Allotment Agreement 2023/24 and take a look at the website of the Tring Allotments Association


While You’re Waiting

While you’re waiting for your plot, you could get growing by volunteering at the Community Garden at the Duckmore Lane Allotments, or consider joining the AllotMe app where those with space let their gardens to those who wish to grow.

Duckmore Lane Allotments Tring

Further to advice from Hertfordshire Beekeepers, beekeeping is no longer permitted on site.  If you are interested in keeping chickens on your allotment, you will need to adhere to the Allotment Poultry Keeping Agreement, and apply by completing a form, available on request from admin@tring.gov.uk.

For further information about allotments generally, and for specific areas of advice about obtaining and cultivating an allotment, please refer to the website of the National Allotment Society

Of particular interest are their documents NAS cultivation standards and NAS waiting list policy.

The Town Council makes awards for the Best Kept Allotment and Most  Improved Allotment.

If you are interested in applying for an allotment or for all allotment enquiries, please contact the Deputy Clerk.

Allotment Map

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