The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Membership Benefits

The National Allotment Society offers membership to individuals, allotment associations, schools, local authorities and land owners. Each type of membership offers a host of benefits and support services from Head Office and the Regional Network. Full members also have a voting share in the Society and the opportunity to shape our activities. Click here to view membership fees.


Individual and Life Membership

Along with the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to protect allotments for future generations NAS Individual members receive:

*Where individual members contact NAS regarding legal issues relating to their Association, we would explain our conflict of interest, however- with their agreement, it would be possible to speak to the Association on their behalf.


Association Membership

Allotment Associations join as a group, with a small charge per signed up plot-holder (known as affiliates). They will receive:

  • 1 magazine every quarter per 10 NAS affiliates and the quarterly e-news.
  • Access to initial legal advice on a range of issues e.g. tenancy agreements, leases, land disputes, rent rises, health and safety, environmental, contract and company law and data protection*.
  • Template documents
  • Support to develop sites or move to devolved management
  • Advice and support if your site is under threat
  • Associations can also enrol their members on to the free individual Allotmenteers’ Liability Insurance
  • The Kings Seed scheme, which offers further discounts for bulk orders from the already discounted catalogue; facility to order on-line.
  • Retail offers
  • Discounted allotment association insurance from Chris Knott Insurance
  • Association affiliates can also access the gardening advice

*Where affiliate members contact NAS regarding legal issues relating to their Association, we would explain our conflict of interest, however- with their agreement, it would be possible to speak to the Association on their behalf.


Local Authority Membership

Local Authority membership gives the council access to initial legal advice from in-house lawyer and feedback from members is that this is the most valued part of council membership offer.

  • Access to initial legal advice on a range of issues e.g. tenancy agreements, leases, land disputes, rent rises, health and safety, environmental, contract and company law and data protection.
  • Template documents
  • Support to develop sites or move to devolved management
  • Quarterly magazine and e-news

Schools Membership

Schools that join up to The National Allotment Society will receive the quarterly magazine, a FSC "Gardening for Primary Schools" leaflet, a sowing and harvesting planner, a selection of Kings Seeds and access to the Kings discounted seeds scheme.


Land Owners Membership

  • Access to initial legal advice on a range of issues e.g. tenancy agreements, leases, land disputes, rent rises, health and safety, environmental, contract and company law and data protection.
  • Template documents
  • Quarterly magazine and e-news

Kings Seeds have been supplying top quality seeds to our members for over 20 years and have been growing fruit, flower and vegetables seeds for over 125 years. As one of the country's leading seed wholesalers, Kings offer a no-quibble guarantee on all orders placed. They also offer free help and advice to all National Allotment Society members. No answering machines at Kings, all calls are answered by real people during normal working hours.


The Allotment and Leisure Gardener magazine

The quarterly magazine is full of gardening advice, horticultural news and information from around the regions. Members’ articles and letters are welcomed for publication. The magazine can also be read on-line in the members area of the website. Click on the cover to read an issue from 2019.

Association affiliate members can subscribe in order to get their own copy, £10 for 4 issues. Click here for a subscription form.

 

 


 

Membership of the National Allotment Society gives you access to Bespoke Allotment Insurance cover offering our members a 25% discount on all policies taken out with Chris Knott Insurance.