If you’d like to grow your own vegetables, fruit or flowers, you may want to consider an allotment. There are lots of benefits to renting an allotment in Sefton. Allotments offer:

  • More fresh and healthy food.
  • The opportunity for more exercise and better health.
  • An opportunity to make new friends.
  • Chance to share your skills and socialise.
  • Opportunity to unwind and relax.

There are 14 sites in Sefton. Some sites are managed by the Council and others managed by Allotment Associations where they allocate plots and manage sites.

You can find a full list of all our sites together with contact details and an indication of whether or not there is a waiting list. Currently, our sites in Crosby and Southport experience a high demand for plots but other sites at Bootle have current vacancies.

We have produced an allotment guide handbook to help answer queries that current or prospective tenants may have, please read it before considering applying for an allotment plot. 

Sefton Allotment Tenants Guide (pdf 195KB)

You must be a resident of Sefton. Only one allotment plot per person is allowed.

For further details on Council managed sites contact us on 0151 934 2943 or email

In you are interested in plots at self-managed sites please contact the Allotment Association direct on the contact details shown in the allotments list.

A  Council managed allotment costs £103.00 (full plot) and £77.00 (half plot). Rates may vary slightly at self-managed sites.

All tenants are also required to pay a share of the utility costs for the site and new Council tenants pay a set up charge of £45. This is a one-off fee and you will be billed with your first invoice.

If we have an immediate vacancy we will contact you to discuss making a site visit to view the plot. We will offer you two weeks to make a decision on the offer we have made.

If we can’t offer you a plot we will add you to our waiting list. Given so many tenants enjoy use of their plots, turnover may be very slow and this could be a very long wait.

We require a signed tenancy agreement with your payment, we will return a copy of the agreement and any keys. We will provide you with any other information we think you may require, such as contact details for Allotment Associations and help with getting started.

Last Updated on 22 February 2019