Warwick District Council does not directly manage allotments. Many local allotments are managed by the tenants themselves and administered by the town or parish council concerned. There are some exceptions to this type of administration – for example, St Johns Allotments, Kenilworth are owned by the tenants; St Marys are owned by the church and administered by a trust, and there are several other variations.
Who to get in touch with if you want an allotment
There are more than 20 allotment sites in the towns and villages of Warwick district. Contact details are listed below. Some sites have a waiting list, but others have vacancies.
- Location 1 – off Wasperton Lane
- Association – Barford Allotment Association
- Contact – 01926 624028 – Roger Clay
- Location 2 – off Wasperton Lane
- Association – Barford Church Allotments
- Contact – 01926 624296 – Tim Barlow
- Location 1 – Rugby Road
- Association – Cubbington Allotments Association
- Location 2 – Coventry Road
- Association – Cubbington Sandfurlongs
- Contact – 01926 492511 - Robert Morton
- Location 1 – Manor Road / The Close
- Association – Odibourne and Spring Lane Allotments
- Contact – 01926 855291 – Lily Brownjohn
- Location 2 – Gypsy Lane, off Rouncil Lane
- Association – St John’s Allotments. Privately run allotments
- Contact - 01926 856336 - Chris Othen
Leamington Spa, North
- Location 1 – Black Lane, Lillington (off Leicester Street)
- Association – Leamington North-East District Allotment Association
- Contact – 07790 866973 - Andy Gotts
- Location 2 – off Northumberland Road
- Association – Binswood Allotment Association
- Contact – 01926 422650 – Tristan Stephens
- Location 3 – off Northumberland Road
- Association – Milverton New Allotments Association
- Website – Milverton New Allotments Association
- Contact – 07941 775735 – Graham Smith
- Location 4 – Old Milverton Road
- Association – Cliffe Allotments Association
- Contact – Please visit the site on a Sunday between 11am and noon to apply.
- Location 5 – Old Milverton Road
- Association – Old Milverton Allotments Association
- Contact – Secretary - Ian Fletcher Tel: 01926 336762 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leamington Spa, South
- Location – Radford Road
- Association – St Mary’s Allotments
- Contact – Visit the St Mary's Allotments website for details
- Location – Queen’s Drive
- Contact – Mr John Greenaway, Tel 01564 784352
- Location 1 – Canalside Allotments, Cape Road
- Location 2 – Peel Road Allotments
- Location 3 – Railwayside Allotments, Cape Road / St Michael’s Road
- Location 4 – Cape Housing Allotments (Priory Pools / Deerpark Drive)
- Location 5 – Millbank Allotments, off Emscote Road (‘Pottertons’)
- Contact – 01926 492212 – Warwick tourist information centre
- Location 1 – Golf Lane
- Contact – 01926 470394 – Town Clerk, Whitnash Town Council
- Location 2 – Dobson Lane
- Association – Whitnash Working Men’s Allotments
- Contact – 01926 430414 – Mr Galbally
- Location 3 - Dobson Lane (far end)
- Association - Dobson Lane Allotment Association. Application form available at www.action21.co.uk
- Contact - Louise 01926 339077 - Action 21
An allotment is good for you
It gives you fresh air, healthy exercise, a piece of land to call your own – as long as you look after it and pay the rent – and good fresh fruit and vegetables at the end of it. And it’s good for the environment, too.
Is it expensive?
The most expensive allotments are no more than £30 a year for a big plot. That’s less than 60p a week – great value for money. Growing costs little, and many allotments organise a bulk buy of reasonably-priced seeds.
What can you grow?
These are just some of the vegetables, fruits and herbs you could grow: blackcurrants, broad beans, French beans, runner beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, chard, coriander, courgettes, cauliflowers, chicory, corn salad, endive, kale, leeks, lettuces, marjoram, mint, onions, parsnips, parsley, pak choy, potatoes, peas, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, redcurrants, rocket, rosemary, sage, spinach, spring onions, strawberries, swedes, sweetcorn, squashes, thyme, turnips, ……and more.