Birmingham & District Allotment Confederation

Representing Allotment Gardeners & Associations Across Birmingham


  • Building on the success of the recent First Aid training that took place at a number of sites across the city BDAC Executive are exploring what other topics could be of help to individuals and associations. Whether it is learning to grow better, make compost or take on a new role within your association the Executive are exploring ways to help train and develop plotholders.

    For this reason they have produced a questionnaire to try and discover the association needs. Although primarily aimed at Site Secretaries individuals can complete it although you should make sure you identify the comments as personal rather than the result of consulting with other committee members or plotholders.

    If you are completing it on behalf of an association we suggest you first download the pdf read through it discuss it before attempting to complete it. If you are a registered Google user you should be able to leave the form and return to it where you left off (but I suggest you try it rather than get half way through and lose all previous answers. Ed). If you would prefer to fill it in in MS Word and then return it to the secretary at secretary@bdacallotments.

    If you would prefer to fill it in in MS Word and then return it to the secretary at secretary@bdacallotments. download it here.

  • Rents Poster 2023

    Download a copy of the Rents Collection Poster 2023.

  • Flo Pickering fund application

    The Flo Pickering fund monies are for repairs to ROADS, FENCES and the installation of TOILETS where no toilets exist.
    BDAC need an up-to-date list to ensure that BCC records are correct. So even if you have asked in the past for your site to be considered and added to the list, could sites please fill in the following form and send it to the address shown.

  • The Development of Allotments in Birmingham

    Many thanks to the Moseley Society who have allowed us to copy and store this document on our website:

    From the flourishing Guinea Gardens of the Victorian age to the late 1970’s this document by Janet Berry records the history of Birmingham allotments.

    “By 1975 despite resistance by plotholders and tenants to the proposed
    modernisation, Birmingham was becoming ‘the allotment capital of Britain.’”