Resilient Green Spaces - A National Allotment Development Team


We led the creation of a Wales-wide Allotment Development Team as part of the £1.2 million Resilient Green Spaces project. Our work supported the creation or regeneration of 420 allotment plots in Wales. 


    To support landowners and land managers to meet the increased demand for allotments and to enable more communities to grow their own. The success of this project relied on inspirational, driven people acting in communities. Our role was to be an enabler and resource for groups to deliver what their community needed.


    Through grant funding, training and Wales’ Allotment Forum, we supported the creation and regeneration of 420 allotment plots.

    The project: 

    • Supported the creation or regeneration of 420 allotment plots across 17 sites 
    • Delivered training for communities looking to set up new allotments or revitalise derelict plots
    • Created a new Wales Allotment Forum - a quarterly meeting for allotment development challenges
    • Built on previous mapping, support and resource development delivered for the Welsh Government 

    Case studies

    Tregarth Allotments

    Tregarth Allotments near Bangor bought a second field of 56 allotment plots with the help of the project. 

    > Read the Tregarth Allotments case study

    UareUK growing space

    UareUK in Wrexham created a space for refugees, asylum seekers and other members of the community to grow food from across the world and improve biodiversity.

    > Read the UareUK case study


    Wales Allotment Forum

    Join our quarterly online space to discuss issues affecting allotment development. 

    > Find out more about the Wales Allotment Forum

    Allotment Management training

    If you're looking to set up a new allotment or revitalise a derelict plot, email us to book training.  

    > Book an allotment management training session with us

    Landowner webinars

    Explore how opening up your land to communities can deliver environmental and social benefits. 

    > Watch our webinar for private landowners

    > Watch our webinar for public landowners

    Allotment toolkit

    Get started with our allotment toolkit, a guide for communities setting up an allotment. 

    > Download our Allotment Site Management Toolkit

    Contact us

    If you'd like to know more about our work supporting allotments across Wales, please email [email protected] 

    For enquiries specifically about access to land, please contact the Community Land Advisory Service by emailing [email protected]   

    About Resilient Green Spaces

    Building a National Allotment Development Team was one of six strands of work in the Resilient Green Spaces project. See our Resilient Green Spaces overview to find out more. 

    Resilient Green Spaces is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.




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