Existing allotments and growing spaces in Perth and Kinross
The Council does not manage any allotment sites but supports the formation of community Allotment Associations and growing spaces. We can offer some useful advice and lease land to groups.
Allotment or community garden?
Allotments and community gardens are two different arrangements, however they may both be in operation within the same site. The legislation covering allotments dates back to the 1892 Allotments (Scotland) Act. Allotment plot holders grow produce of their own choosing, in their own way and for their own use (families and friends), while a community garden is looked after jointly and there will be an agreement about how to share out produce.
There are many different types of food growing spaces for you to become involved in
- Allotment Associations
- Community Gardens
- Community Farms
- Community Orchards
- Food Growing Groups
- Community led agriculture
If you would like to enquire about available allotment plots or joining a community garden, please get in touch directly with the community group who manages the site. Locations of growing groups who are currently active along with their contact details are available on our Food Growing Storymap.
Further support for those planning to form their own growing group may be found on our page of useful resources .