An allotment garden (British English), often called simply an allotment, or a community garden (North America), is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants.
The National Allotment Gardens Trust was established in 2000 in order to educate people on the benefits of allotment gardening.
allotment garden n. = sense 2b.
1837 Essex Standard 23 June 3/1 The petition was accompanied by a recommendation, signed by a number of the occupiers of the Allotment Gardens, from one of whom the greens were stolen.
1869 H. Fawcett Man. Polit. Econ. (ed. 3) ii. viii. 222 The granting of allotment gardens would do much for the labourers.
1922 J. Eades Mod. Ideas & Methods for School Teachers & Students in Training i. 77 If an allotment garden is attached to the school, some portion of the time may be spent there.
2004 V. Burgin Remembered Film iv. 69 The paved streets gave way to dirt paths through ruined allotment gardens.