Kendal’s Allotments

Kendal boasts an impressive 472 allotment plots over 17 sites throughout Kendal.

Kendal Town Council manage all allotment plots via Allotment Officer, Janine Holt and the Town Handy Person, John Belshaw. Both regularly visit sites to maintain them and support tenants. Kendal Town Councillors manage the Allotment Committee, you can read Chairman Cllr Veever’s Annual Newsletter 2016 here.

Please direct all allotment enquiries to Janine Holt on 01539 793495 or via


Kendal’s allotments feature in the ‘Kendal in Bloom’ competition giving site owners the opportunity to enter as individuals and or sites, 2016 winners included Sedbergh Road (Bronze), Wattsfield (silver) and Greenside (Gold).

Many groups and individuals enjoy Kendal’s allotments, including Age UK who provide allotment sessions every Thursday morning, click this link for details.

Allotment Rent

The allotment rent is decided by Kendal Town Councillors each year in November. There was a slight increase in 2016, the first increase in 3 years, of 1p per m2. Allotment rent received from tenants is used towards the cost of administration, the services of the handyperson, water bills, repairs and renewing of fencing and boundary walls, pest control and tree cutting. The current rent has been calculated at 0.34 p per m2.

Each allotment holder signs a Tenancy Agreement, follow this link to read a sample agreement. The agreement states that cockerels are not permitted on any of the allotment sites.  Tenants found with cockerels on their plots will be asked to remove them immediately as this is a breach of the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement.

FYI – Manure Supplies

A supplier at Oxenholme Farm leaves out bags of free horse manure outside the premises for collection. Look out for the Horse Stables sign.