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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
http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whats-on/libraries/find-a-library/arnold-library

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

Come and celebrate the harvest with us this Saturday, 11am – 4pm!

Entrance on Ransom Road.

Tours

Heritage tours: 11:30am, noon and 2pm

Wildlife tour: 1:30pm

 

Workshops

Drumming workshop: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Willow weaving: Noon – 1pm and 3pm – 4pm

Morris dancing: 1pm, followed by a performance for the Lord Mayor at 2pm

Throughout the day: Children’s archaeological dig and peg work at the STAA table

 

And there’s more!

The burial of our time capsule overseen by the Lord Mayor at approximately 2pm

Apple pressing at the Community Orchard

Produce competitions – Only 20p to enter

Food from Beccy’s Global Kitchen

Tomato tasting

Frank Shelton the ‘Owl Man’ with Kim the Barn Owl

Produce displays

Homemade cakes and refreshments

Stalls and community information

 

September 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Harvest Celebration

Harvest Celebration Poster 20141

August 12, 2014 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

What’s on at St Anns Allotments

 

There’s a lot for allotment holders to get involved in over the coming weeks…

 

You may have seen posters around site and lots of activity on Facebook leading up to our Wildlife Weekend, which is kicking off this evening with a bat walk. The bat walk is fully booked, but take a look at what’s on over the weekend, there are plenty of activities to join in with! You don’t have to be a plot holder to come along, so feel free to spread the word!

poster timetable

Also coming up we are inviting St Anns Allotment holders to enter one of our annual allotment competitions! There are four categories to choose from, judging will take place during National Allotment Week and prizes will be presented at our Harvest Celebration event in September. Please get in touch if you would like to enter.

July 2014 Allotment Competition1Next week the neighborhood policing team will be holding an allotment beat surgery at the Visitor Centre. If you would like to discuss security on site or need some advice, this is a great opportunity. Please see below for details.

Police Beat Surgery July 20141

With the holidays coming up, we’ve got lots going on at the Community Orchard. The activities are free, fun and your kids will love them!

Summer 2014 July and August1

After the success of our last pruning and grafting workshops, we have decided to hold two summer pruning and apple tree budding workshops in August. Please get in touch if you would like to book. For details and prices, please look at the poster below.

Pruning and Grafting workshops1

If that’s not enough to be getting on with, we are still running our heritage walks on the last Wednesday of every month (until September). The tours start at 1:30pm and we suggest a donation of £2. Booking is essential, as places are limited. There will also be a one off ‘Heritage Open Day’ tour on Thursday 11th September at 1:30pm.

 

July 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Activity Day and Mushroom Growing Workshop at the Community Orchard

Mushrooms

May 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Rankin is coming to St Anns Allotments!

Rankin 4 Notts

It’s all happening on

Friday 16th May 2014!

Rankin will be photographing plot holders and volunteers during the day – if you have a plot at St Anns Allotments and would like to have your picture taken, contact the STAA office. The deadline is Monday 28th April. All names will go in a hat.

Click here to get a free ticket for the event. But hurry, tickets are limited!

 

April 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm 2 comments

Activity Day at the Community Orchard

Jan 19th Act Day1

January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

This Month’s Events at St Anns Allotments

For those who like tea and cake!

Victorian Tea Party Teapot1

One for the kids…

Activity Day 15th Sept

And an event to celebrate the harvest! (Please click for a larger image).

Poster and Comp1

September 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

What’s New at St Anns Allotment Visitor Centre

Phew! What a summer! We’ve had lots of visitors at the new centre and on tours around the site. Everyone seems to have really enjoyed walking around our allotments and we’ve had lots of very positive feedback.

Over the summer, signs (paid for by Heritage Lottery Funds) have been popping up all over the site, thanks to Nick from Something Visual. The signs have already been useful for new tenants and visitors. What do you think?

No more getting lost on site! Click here for more pictures.

No more getting lost on site! Click here for more pictures.

The weather is now much cooler, but think back to the sweltering heat of July – that’s when we decided to start shooting our film! Over two or three very hot days we filmed at Oliver’s Heritage Display Garden and near the visitor centre. We even have some aerial shots of the site. All actors and film crew were provided with plenty of cool drinks and everyone had a lot of fun! We’ve only seen a sneaky peak of the film, and can’t wait to see it all when it’s finished.

As you can see, we’ve had a summer packed with new and exciting projects, but it doesn’t stop there! We are delighted that St Anns Allotments has been chosen by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for the latest walk in its “Discovering Britain” series. The free self-guided walk tells the story of the development of this unique site. To take a look at the route and download the free audio or written walking guide, click here. If you’re an allotment holder on site, you may recognise some familiar voices on the audio guide, so listen carefully! Please note that we have the walking guide in booklet form at the visitor centre, which will be available to buy or rent. We hope to have mp3 players soon, so watch this space.

A Complicated Plot

Summer has been great and we have lots more planned in September too. We hope to see you all at the Victorian Tea Party on Saturday 14th September (don’t forget to dress up) and at our Harvest Celebration on Sunday 22nd September. If you’re an allotment holder at St Anns Allotments and fancy showing your plot off, why not enter one of the competitions below – it’s free! Please contact the office on 0115 9589255 for more details.

Allot comp poster MP version1

August 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Summer 2013 Newsletter

It’s summer! And time for the next edition of our newsletter. Please click on the front page below to read about what we’ve been up to this summer and what’s on over the coming months.Summer 13 Newsletter1

July 31, 2013 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

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