Allotment gardening can provide a number of benefits to individuals, such as the opportunity to produce a wide range of relatively inexpensive healthy vegetables, whilst at the same time providing physical exercise in the outdoors. It can create the opportunity to make new friends and provide the chance to socialise with others who enjoy a similar rewarding pastime. Allotments can provide a great sense of well-being and give pleasure and satisfaction to people who through their own skills and effort produce their own food and of course in addition allotments are also beneficial to the environment and wildlife generally. Carrickfergus Borough Council is committed to improving the quality of life for all the people of Borough through the services it provides including our allotment service.
- The benefits to having your own allotment:
- Pleasure of seeing what you sow grow to maturity
- Exercise and a healthier lifestyle
- Fresh air, peace and quiet
- Opportunity to meet new friends
- Eat your own fresh and organic produce
Please Note: All allotments have been allocated but we will add you to our waiting list if you complete the Eden Allotment Gardens Online Application. Allotments are only available to Carrickfergus Borough residents.
Proposals for Whitehead & Greenisland: It is Carrickfergus Borough Council's intention to extend our allotment provision to Whitehead & Greenisland, subject to community, financial and planning agreement. To evaluate the level of interest before we progress our Allotment Strategy we have an expression of interest form for each area. Download Whitehead Form Here or Greenisland Form Here.
Link to the Eden Allotment Gardens Offical Website.
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