The Gardens Come to Town

During February St Anns Allotments, Nottingham’s unique Heritage Gardens, are coming to Arnold Library.
Come and learn about the history of the site and about the vibrant community of the past and present. Our display will be held at the gallery in the library.

As Mo Cooper, STAA’s Heritage Officer, explains “We don’t get many visitors to the allotments during the winter months, so we thought we’d take our gardens out to the community so people can learn more about our history and how the gardens are used today. – They can then come and visit us in the Spring or Summer”.
Join us for the launch with our popular ‘Victorian Tea Party’ at the library on Tuesday 2nd February, 4pm- 6pm.
Free cup of tea for anyone in Victorian dress.
Venue details and opening times see


January 26, 2016 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Christmas Holiday

The office and Visitor Centre will close at 1pm Thursday 24th December. We will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016


Happy Holidays!!

December 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Community Orchard activity day

The next Community Orchard ACTIVITY DAY is Sunday 20th September, 11-4pm
Come and relax and explore this beautiful site. Pick delicious, juicy blackberries and enjoy some soup round the fire. Outdoor event – so dress for the weather!

September 16, 2015 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day 2015

Saturday 12th September

Victorian Tea Party
Best dressed Victorian competition
Open gardens
Plant sales
Children’s entertainment

Thursday 10th September Guided Walk 1.30pm

Friday 11th September Guided Walk 1.30pm

September 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

dig for history

With financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and professional support from Trent & Peak Archaeology we are now launching our ‘Dig for History’ Project at the historical St Anns Allotments site in inner city Nottingham.

Our project will run from April 2015 for a year and includes:
o Setting up a GIS database to record information
o An excavation of 19th C well system
o A series of community based excavations in individual gardens

Mo Cooper, Heritage Officer, said “This is going to be a really exciting community archaeology project, and we are encouraging our gardeners and the local community to get involved and learn about what’s under our feet. Gardeners have already found tiny china dolls and old tools, but we know the land has been used for 700 years – so hopefully we can find some older items – the skeleton of a dead king would be good! In fact we have found a stone with the words ‘Locksley’ engraved on it, probably a joke but you never know!”

Anyone interested in being involved with project should contact Mo Cooper, on 0115 958 9255 or

April 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

2015 opening for visitors

From April 2015 we are open to visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 – 4pm. Opportunities to walk the lanes of the gardens, visit the Visitor Centre and have a cup of tea, visit the Heritage Garden.

Come and see us!!!

March 31, 2015 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

tours for 2015 start

we started our heritage tours today. we went for a walk and popped in on Charlie then on to the Heritage Garden. Nice cool sunny weather. Fancy joining us? we’ll be running the tours the last Saturday of the month – start 1.30pm from visitor centre

March 31, 2015 at 11:26 am 2 comments

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