WELCOME TO THE SWCAA WEBSITE.....Your first point of contact for allotment advice, information and guidance, no matter what your situation or needs.

We are The South West Counties Allotment Association. We are based in Barnstaple, North Devon but cover the whole of the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland and are now one of the largest support organisations


offering help and advice to Allotment Holders, Associations/Groups, Schools, Private Landowners and Local Councils.

Whilst we can’t promise to solve all your problems you can be assured we will do our best to offer you support and assistance when you need it. We pride ourselves on our efficient, friendly service and this has won us thousands of members and supporters across the UK.

To benefit from all the services we offer just become a member of SWCAA and get FREE allotment insurance cover included with your membership. Prices start from just £3.50 for groups and £10 for individuals per annum.

Having an allotment is a great way of getting your hands on valuable gardening space and is also a great opportunity to meet fellow allotment holders. Allotments have a new role to play in the way we live our lives today, not only do they provide us with a place to grow fruit and vegetables they are a place to escape to away from the hassles of everyday life. Nothing beats the satisfaction of growing something from seed, to put food on your table and being able to say "I grew that" So why not check out the allotments in your area and get sowing and growing today!



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