What to do during coronavirus outbreak

If you are feeling unwell please do not visit your plot or enter the allotment site.

You are advised to do the following when you visit your plot:

  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gates and locks
  • Observe social distancing with each other
  • Keep hand sanitiser with you and wash your hands with it regularly
  • Do not share tools
  • Do not wash your hands in the water tanks


An allotment plot is a great way to grow your own low cost food. It offers recreational and social opportunities whilst providing habitats for many forms of wildlife.

We have five allotment sites available for public rent in Hertsmere; three in Bushey and two in Potters Bar. For other sites in the borough please see details at the bottom of this page. 

Allotment sizes and fees 2021/22:

A half plot is 126.5 metres sq (5 poles): £45 per year.

A standard plot is 253 metres sq (10 poles): £70 per year.

Allotment sites

Finch Lane, Bushey

  • 2.43 hectares (6-acre) site with 79.5 plots 
  • Water standpipes
  • Hard standing car park
  • Secure gates and fencing
  • Sensitively managed wildlife area
  • Native laid hedge  

Merry Hill Road, Bushey

  • 5.06 hectares (12.5-acre) site with 54.5 plots
  • Bushey Horticultural Society trading hut
  • Water standpipes 
  • Hard standing car park  

Windmill Lane, Bushey

  • 1.62 hectares (4-acre) site with 41 plots 
  • Split into three areas 
  • Main area entrance in Windmill Lane. Other entrance from Clay Lane (next to park)
  • Water standpipes
  • New gates and fence around perimeter

Aberdale Gardens, Potters Bar

  • 0.4 hectare (1-acre) site with 12.5 plots 
  • Water standpipes
  • Secure fence around perimeter  

Kimptons Mead, Potters Bar

  • 1 hectare (2.5-acre) site with 17 plots
  • On-site water
  • New gates and fence around perimeter 
  • Wildlife site bordering with allotment
  • Native species hedge planted 

Other allotments in Hertsmere

Parish councils and Allotment Associations are responsible for other allotments in Hertsmere. You can contact them direct to enquire about available plots. 

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council
Call: 020 8207 1382
Email: admin@elstreeborehamwood-tc.gov.uk

Shenley Village and Parish Council
Call: 01923 855865
Email: clerk@shenleyvillage.org  

Aldenham Parish Council
Call: 01923 856433
Email: manager@aldenham-pc.gov.uk

Potters Bar Allotment Association 
Call: 01707 653910