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Allotments and community gardens

There are 22 allotment sites in Cambridge. We manage eight of them, and 14 are run by local allotment societies.

Tending an allotment is not just a great way of growing healthy vegetables, fruit and herbs at a competitive price. It's also a fun way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle. And it can be pleasing to know that you have grown your food in harmony with the environment.

The National Allotment Society can tell you more about the benefits of allotment gardening.

Community gardens, sometimes called growing spaces, are pockets of land that has been taken over by the local community. Some are used for growing food, others for recreational purposes.