Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice about allotments in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

There are seven allotment sites in Bournemouth, we run three of them and the others are privately managed

Getting an allotment

To get an allotment from us you must live in Bournemouth.  Allotments are very popular and there is a waiting list for plots.

A typical allotment plot is 250m2 (300sq yds) but sometimes you can get a smaller plot if you feel you wouldn’t be able to manage a larger one.

If you would like to apply for an allotment please use our Allotment Application Form

If you have green fingers and are on an allotment waiting list but keen to get outside, you might want to think about volunteering in our parks and gardens until you get your own space.

Our sites


Where is it

How much is it (per year)

Extra information


Elizabeth Gardens:

Victoria Road





£6.00 per 25m+ £20


This site has eight plots, one is fully accessible


Merrivale Allotments

Merrivale Avenue





£6.00 per 25m2


This is the largest site and has 21 plots


Southill Gardens Mini site

Southill Gardens





£26 per plot


There are nine  ‘mini plots’ which are around 21 m2

Self-managed allotment sites

The following allotment sites are managed by societies or associations. If you would like to find out about these allotments, look at the following websites: