Having an allotment can be a wonderful experience – growing your own food, making new friends and getting lots of exercise in the fresh air -  and the more effort you put in, the more you'll be rewarded. The Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners’ Federation works on behalf of the allotmaltent gardeners of Leeds to make this experience even richer and more rewarding.

It may be difficult to get an allotment immediately, but don't worry if you have to join a waiting list, you can take the time to learn all about growing fruit and vegetables while you wait. There are over 100 allotment sites in Leeds and waiting lists vary but you could expect to given a plot in anything from six months to two years. Once you have a plot you may have to complete a short probationary period first – to ensure that allotment gardening is right for you.

The Federation aims to foster a spirit of help and co-operation, encourage new allotment gardeners, whilst working to maintain existing allotments in good order and to organise social and competitive events from time to time.

The Federation promotes the interests of all members in allotment gardening, including co-operating with external bodies in matters of mutual interest. Particularly close ties are maintained locally with Leeds City Council and nationally with the Allotment Regeneration Initiative.