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Brook Road 2 

Bournemouth currently has 7 allotment sites. The four largest sites, Longbarrow, Bournemouth East, North Bournemouth and Brook Road have a shop, toilets and meeting areas, and are managed by allotment associations on behalf of the Council. Longbarrow was voted the best site in Britain in 2009.

The Council runs the three remaining sites, Merrivale Avenue being the largest with 21 plots.

Opened recently, Elizabeth Gardens boasts eight plots, one being fully accessible. Southill Gardens has ten mini plots, each of them around 21m2. The site is designed for those who

don't feel that a full or a half plot is for them.

Brook Road 1


How do I get a plot and what are the criteria?

You will need to be a resident of Bournemouth to be able to apply for and to continue to hold an allotment plot (except at Talbot Village). 

A full plot is 250m2 (300sq yds), although it’s best to start with a smaller plot. 

Please be advised that all sites are currently operating a waiting list.   

Contact the sites directly for costs and further information. 


Longbarrow Allotments


How much is it going to cost me?

This depends on the site.

The four larger sites set and manage their own prices. Further details can be found by contacting the sites directly. Contact details can be found below.


The costs for Council-run sites are as follows: (April 2014 to March 2015)


Merrivale Avenue:       £4.70 per per 25m2 per year


Elizabeth Gardens:    £33 per year


Southill Gardens:       £26 per year



Contact Details


Longbarrow Allotments,

Throop Road,

BH8 0DF||

07757 964441 (leave a message, or visit the site on Sundays between 10am and 12pm)


Longbarrow Allotments, Throop Road, Bournemouth BH8 0DJ


Mr. Dave Willis

Brook Road Allotments,

Brook Road,

BH10 5NG|  |  or|

07787 557232



North Bournemouth Allotments (off Cornelia Road)

BH10 4FG||

To apply to go on the waiting list, please go to the site shop between 10am and 11.30am on Saturdays and Sundays.


Bournemouth East Allotments,

Lingdale Road,

BH6 5LA|

Please go to the site shop between 10.00am and 11.30am on Sundays

07547 198289|



Merrivale Allotments,

Merrivale Ave,



Bournemouth Parks  -  01202 451674

Allotment Application Form|

Elizabeth Gardens

Victoria Road


 BH1 4RS

Bournemouth Parks  -  01202 451674

Allotment Application Form|

Southill Gardens Mini site

Southill Gardens



Bournemouth Parks  -  01202 451674

Allotment Application Form|


Related Information


Postal Address Bournemouth Parks,
Queens Park Pavilion,
Queens Park West Drive,
Telephone 01202 451629
Email Enquiries
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