Rental of allotment garden

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Jyväskylä-info Desk
Address: Asemakatu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä
Open Mon-Fri: 10-14 (payments)
Phone: 014 266 1523, Mon-Fri 14-16
Email: viljelypalstat[@]jyvaskyla.fi

The City of Jyväskylä has about 425 allotments on seven different patch areas. The patches have in general the size of 100 m2. 

Locations and maps of the allotment gardens

Kortesuo-Viitaniemi

Keljonlahti, Keljonkangas

Survo-Korpela, Kuokkala

Kirri

Sulkuranta, Kuokkala

Naattia, Nenäinniemi

Kilkitniemi, Säynätsalo

 

How to reserve

You can reserve plots online if you have bank identifiers and an email address. Link to online reservation. Unfortunately online reservation is only in Finnish, so use this helpful guide.

If you do not have internet access, email address or online banking service, you can pay the allotment rent at Jyväskylä Information Service Desk (Asemakatu 7, Shopping Mall Forum, 2nd floor, open on weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm).

you have to renew your tenancy on your own initiative every year. Always pay the rent for the plot by the end of March, either online on the reservation service webpage, or in person at Jyväskylä Information Service Desk. The reservation service will sent you an online reminder when it is time to renew your tenancy. You will be reminded also by a text message.

Perennials can be planted and grown in Keljonlahti, Kilkitniemi, Kirri, Kortesuo-Viitaniemi, Naattia and Sulkuranta allotment gardens. The city does not carry out soil cultivation in these areas, while in the Survo-Korpela allotment garden, the soil is cultivated by the city and therefore the plots have to be emptied of all items by the end of September.  In Survo-Korpela, the plots will be ready for gardening by 25 May when spring cultivation, surveying and setting-out will be completed.  Autumn ploughing in Survo-Korpela takes place in October and therefore all items have to be removed from the allotment garden by the end of September. In the end of this set of rules we have separate instructions for Survo-Korpela allotments and common instructions for other allotments.

Allotment Gardening Rules

Waste disposal

The plot holder is to keep the plot and its surroundings tidy and comfortable. The city will place wheelie bins for mixed waste to Sulkuranta, Kortesuo-Viitaniemi, Survo-Korpela, Kirri and Keljonlahti allotment gardens.

Decomposing waste generated on the plot may be composted on the site. Leaf mulch and compost can be stored on the plot over the winter. However, Survo-Korpela allotments are an exception.

Storing non-gardening materials on the plot is prohibited (such as car tyres, barbeques etc.). Light-weight garden furniture, such as chairs, are acceptable. The allotments are not areas for storing or using non-gardening materials. The city is entitled to remove illicit material and charge the tenant in full for the cleaning costs. The minimum charge is 100 euros.

Piling plant waste and rubbish on the edges of the allotment garden is forbidden.

Open fires are prohibited on the plot. Burning rubbish or other debris is prohibited.

Boundaries

Boundary markers on the area must not be moved. If the city has to intervene in settling ambiguous allotment boundary issues, the parties in question will be charged the expenses of the procedure in full. The minimum charge is 100 euros.

The tenants attend to the lanes between the plots together. The lanes are 50 cm in width

Other information

The City is not responsible for the damage caused to the plants or structures on the plot.

Gardening in Survo-Korpela allotment garden 

The plot must be used only for growing produce. The plot has to be cultivated and well-tended. 

The city is responsible for the soil cultivation of the allotment garden.

The layout of the plants has to allow the plot holder to tend to and harvest the produce on their own plot without trespassing other plots or inconveniencing other tenants. All parts of the plants on a plot have to be within the boundaries of the said plot. Sowing or planting invasive alien species is forbidden. More information about invasive alien species

The lanes between plots have to kept unobstructed to allow free access to other plots. The lanes must not be used for growing produce. 

Structures promoting gardening may be erected on the plot for the growing season. However, they must not inconvenience activities on neighbouring plots. All structures have to be removed from the Survo-Korpela allotment garden in the end of the growing season by the end of September. The city is entitled to charge the tenant in full for removal and cleaning costs, if the plot holder has not removed their property from the plot. The minimum charge is 100 euros.

Use of organic plant protecting agents and pesticides is allowed.

Cultivation of Keljonlahti, Kilkitniemi, Kirri, Kortesuo-Viitaniemi, Naattia and Sulkuranta allotment plots

The plot must be used only for growing produce. The plot has to be cultivated and well-tended. If, for no legitimate reason, the cultivation of a plot has not been started by the end of June or the plot is covered in weeds, hay or materials, the tenant will lose the leasehold of the allotment plot and the city is entitled to rent it to a new tenant.

The plot holder is responsible for the soil cultivation on the allotment.

The layout of the plants has to allow the plot holder to tend to and harvest the produce on their own plot without trespassing other plots or inconveniencing other tenants. All parts of the plants on a plot have to be within the boundaries of the said plot. Perennials, which will grow tall, e.g. berry shrubs and rhubarb, have to be planted at least 1.5 m from the plot boundaries. 

Small fruit trees can be planted on the plot.  The trees must not interfere cultivation on neighbouring plots with their root-growth or shadow.

Sowing or planting invasive alien species is forbidden. More information about invasive alien species

The lanes between plots have to kept unobstructed to allow free access to other plots. The lanes must not be used for growing produce. The city removes cultivated plants from the lanes.

Wooden planting boxes, compost frames and tool boxes are allowed and they can be stored on the plot over the winter. They must be placed at least 100 cm from the neighbouring plot. Installing structures requiring foundations such as greenhouses, awnings, wooden fences, decks and platforms, and paving is prohibited on the plot. Plantings can be bordered with a narrow stone edging or lawn edging strip. Lightweight greenhouses not requiring foundations can be installed on the plot. The structures must be placed at least 100 cm from the plot boundaries. Light fencing or netting structures to deter unwanted wildlife and pests are allowed on the plot. However, they must not inconvenience activities on neighbouring plots. The city is entitled to remove illicit structures from the allotment plots and charge the tenant for the cleaning costs in full. The minimum charge is 100 euros. 

Use of organic plant protecting agents and pesticides is allowed.
 

More informatio

Jyväskylä-info Desk
Address: Asemakatu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä
Open Mon-Fri: 10-14 (payments)
Phone: 014 266 1523, Mon-Fri 14-16
Email: viljelypalstat[@]jyvaskyla.fi