Welcome to Forest Farm Allotments

Issued April 2020:

Note for prospective plot holders:  Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all waiting lists for allotments in Cardiff have been temporarily closed.  No new plots can be let, or vacant plots shown during this time.  This situation is likely to continue until Government guidance changes.  Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Issued 30 March 2020:


To all allotment holders, please follow the instructions below:

  • If you are self isolating, do not enter the site
  • Limit visits to 1 hour a day in line with daily exercise recommendations
  • Visit alone, do not bring family and friends
  • Keep hand sanitiser with you and use it regularly, particularly before and after opening and closing gates and handling padlocks
  • Wear disposable gloves and change these regularly
  • Do not share tools and wipe your own tools down after use
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs
  • Observe social distancing with each other, keep 2 metres apart and minimise contact with each other – for example no handshakes
  • Stay on your own plot, do not enter other plots even if you have had prior permission

With immediate effect all communal facilities will be closed, including toilets.


Issued 22 March 2020:


We have taken the decision to close the allotment shop and have put a halt on loaning/hiring out any equipment until further notice.  This is to keep everybody as safe as possible. The allotment is currently still open for you to access, but please ensure that you adhere strictly to current social distancing guidelines which state that if you meet others outdoors you should stay at least 2m away. The detailed guidelines can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

You should also wash your hands before arriving and after leaving the allotment, and if possible use hand sanitiser after touching allotment gates and toilet doors.  It goes without saying that if you are displaying any symptoms you should be self isolating (see guidelines here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance).  If you are in the high-risk categories you are advised to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

Please take care everybody.   Look after yourselves and each other.  


If you are a visiting member of the public, welcome and we hope you will find the content of interest. If you have any questions or comments we shall be happy to hear from you and please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact us.

We are located adjacent to the Forest Farm Nature Reserve, a haven for bird watchers. On our west border is the River Taff and Radyr Weir, generating power for the National Grid.


If you are a member of the Forest Farm Allotments, we hope you will find the following pages useful. Our aim is to use this web-site as a means of providing you with all the up-to-date information affecting you as quickly as possible, but also to act as a forum for you to exchange opinions or raise any issues that you think your Committee or other members of the association may be able to help with.

If you have any comments or suggestion regarding the content of this website, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’re always looking for ways to improve the site and provide a better service for members, so we really would like to hear from you. If you want to reply to the posts or to introduce a new subject, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

Forest Farm Allotments Society is a member of Cardiff Allotment Holders’ Association.

If you’re a member and not received a copy of our Welcome Notes you can read them by clicking here.



We have had a request from the council asking for notification on any asbestos on the site.  If you have any or know of any please let Richard Williams (Plot Secretary) know as soon as possible.  Email Richard on foresfarmallotments@gmail.com




Dobies 2020 catalogue now available.

 The new Dobies catalogue is now available.
You will find a supply plus order forms in the compost toilet or they’re available from the shop. Don’t forget, as a member of Forest Farm Allotments Society you get 50% off all seed prices and 15% off everything else.

Order direct from Dobies – use the form, phone them or go to their website – but don’t forget to quote your special number (which is in the top right hand corner of the order form) – to get your discount.

  Any problems just message us.

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1 Response to Welcome to Forest Farm Allotments

  1. Lil says:

    I would like to enquire about availability of a plot? If not how long is the waiting list?
    Kind regards
    Lil o’carroll

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