Why not grow your own?
Here at the Arium we stock a wide range of products that will come in handy for any keen gardener tending their allotment. As you’d expect we stock many standard items like seed potatoes or varieties of onion sets in yellow, white and red. In fact we have a wide selection of vegetables at competitive prices. There is a plentiful supply of chicken manure and quality compost as well as those all-important bamboo canes. Don’t forget the bagged mulch and fertiliser.
There are 101 allotment sites in Leeds most of which have their own active groups or committees. Some Parish and Town Councils have their own allotment sites and there are a number of privately owned sites across the city. Allotment sites vary in size from those with just a few plots to 100-plot sites. Plots come in different shapes and sizes, the most common being full plots (250 sq m) and half plots (125 sq m).
If you’re interested in taking on your own the allotments page over on the main Leeds City Council is worth a look. Allotment gardening is very popular and there is a huge demand for plots. This may mean you won’t be able to get an allotment plot immediately but you can be added to a waiting list. However there are some sites which have vacant plots available to rent now.
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Enjoy stunning views of our 19,000 square metre glasshouse, often full of beautiful blooms, whilst tucking into a selection of locally-sourced food and drink in the comfort of our café.