H&DAA manage seven different fields over three sites in the BS6 and BS7 areas of Bristol. There are currently around 500 plots. At any one time the availability of plots varies, depending on the site and size of plot that is required. There is a waiting list, which we can add you to if you are prepared to wait!
You may wish to look at the locations of our 3 main sites to see which is nearest to where you live. There are Google Maps of the sites at the foot of our Home Page.
The current waiting list for our sites as of January 2024 are:
Site No. of plots Plot wait time (estimated)
Golden Hill 280 2 -3 years
(Davies, St Agnes,
Golden Hill 64 1 – 2 years
Birchall Road 110 3 – 4 years
Wessex Ave./Grahams 65 1 – 2 years
The charge for a plot is based on size. In 2024, the rent for a “half plot” is £32.50 per annum (this is an an area of approximately 125 square metres). However smaller or larger sized plots may be available. There are small additional annual charges for H&DAA membership. There is a voluntary water charge for plots with polytunnels. Discounts are offered for those on means-tested benefits.
H&DAA annual rents are among the cheapest in the whole of the UK, and approximately half the cost of those run by Bristol City Council. This is largely because we are self-managed and most of the work on our sites is done by volunteers.
We also have an Associate Member scheme. An associate member is someone who regularly assists a plot-holder on a specific plot (but is not a joint tenant). Associate members pay £5 p.a. membership fee but pay no plot rent to the Association.