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Allotments Managed by Hertford Town Council

Allotment gardening helps to promote a healthy lifestyle, providing an affordable source of fruit and vegetables, plenty of fresh air, healthy exercise and a good way to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It can be a social activity as well, bringing together people from all age groups and various social backgrounds around a common interest.

The Town Council has 6 allotment sites in Hertford which are located at Bengeo, Cromwell Road, the Folly, Hertingfordbury, Sele and North Road.

Water is provided on all allotment sites and there is a rolling programme of site visits by Council Staff throughout the year. Maintenance work, site improvements and general tidiness of all sites are undertaken in accordance with a programme agreed by the Town Council. For the allotments Rules and Regulations please see the link below.

Click Here to View Allotment Rules and Regulations

To help improve communications between the Council and allotment tenants the Council is encouraging "self-help" groups to set up on all allotment sites. Cromwell Road allotments site now has a ‘Forum’ group established for plot holders and meetings are held throughout the year.

The allotment sites are divided up into allotment plots. Plots are usually either 10, 5 or 2.5 poles in size, with a 5 poles plot measuring 125 sq metres or thereabouts. A 5 poles plot is considered a good size to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to feed a growing family and a 2.5 poles plot is a manageable size for those with a busy lifestyle. The current cost for a plot is £6.50 per pole per annum.

If you are interested in renting an allotment at Cromwell Road, Bengeo, Folly, Hertingfordbury or Sele Road please complete the contact form using the button below.  Remember to include your full address and the allotment sites that you are interested in as we cannot add you to the waiting list without this information. 

Enquiry Form

North Road Allotments

The North Road allotments site is managed for the Town Council by the North Road Plot Holders Group.

Please see the link below for contact details for the North Road allotment website:

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Mudlarks at Cromwell Road

Mudlarks is Hertford’s community gardening charity, situated at the Cromwell Road allotments site. We aim to integrate people with learning difficulties and mental health issues into the community through gardening whilst promoting conservation and allowing people of all abilities to learn and work together.

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Lovely Grub Garden

The Lovely Grub Garden is an exciting community garden project situated at Sele Road.

Click below if you are interested in working an allotment as part of a community group.

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Plot Holders Information and Forms

Allotment Structures Application Online

Please click the button above to apply for permission to add a structure to your allotment plot for Hertford Allotment Gardens managed by Hertford Town Council. 

Please check the Rules and Regulations to confirm that the item required is permitted on your site and that it is within the permitted dimensions. 

For Poultry applications, please read the rules for livestock below and contact the Allotments Officer for the application form.

Rules for Livestock

Hertford Allotment Site Plans

Please use the buttons below to view the plans of the allotments managed by Hertford Town Council.

BengeoCromwell RoadFolly IslandHertingfordburySele Road

Links to Other Websites for Gardening Advice

Please find below a selection of other sites offering advice to allotment plot holders.  Hertford Town Council have no affiliation with these organisations.

The National Allotment Society  National Allotment Society Leaflets 

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)Gardeners World (BBC)     National Trust Gardening Tips