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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

Summer Newsletter 2014

 

Our summer edition of the newsletter for plot holders at St Anns Allotments is now available! Please click on the picture below to read the full copy.Front Page1

August 13, 2014 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Harvest Celebration

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

Join us for a Heritage Walk on Wednesday 25th June

Olivers

Learn about 700 years of history, visit our heritage display garden, meet today’s gardeners and finish off with a cup of tea.

Please park on Ransom Road or catch the no 42 bus.

The site is hilly – so please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather!

Please book your place on 0115 958 9255 or email info@staa-allotments.org.uk – there is a suggested donation of £2.

June 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Spring Blossom Day at St Anns Allotments!

 

Come and celebrate the spring with us at our Blossom Day event!

There’ll be fun for all the family with stalls, a drumming workshop, a glass painting workshop, tours of the site, self-guided walks and poppy planting for World War One remembrance. You’ll also be able to wander around open gardens including the Ecoworks Community Garden, the Heritage Display Garden as well some allotments! Refreshments will be available.

 

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May 8, 2014 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Gardeners’ Newsletter Spring 2014

The Spring newsletter is now ready! Please click on the front page below to read it.Front Cover1

April 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

November Update

If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed that we have started loading our time capsule!

Here’s a a sneak peek of some of the things we’re putting in…

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To find out more, take a look at our Facebook timeline photos. Each photo has a short explanation and we’ll be adding more soon.

The time capsule will be buried in the centre of our labyrinth which is being worked on by DISO volunteers.

Lab

Here’s a picture of the DISO team.

DISO

In other news: Last month we were sad to see Rob Zviko leave. We enjoyed a nice meal at Mister Pizza in West Bridgford to say goodbye. Here’s the whole STAA staff team below (with Rob in the middle) – you don’t often see us all in one place at the same time!

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Rob leaving does mean that we are now recruiting a Partnership and Volunteer Development Officer. For more information, please visit our website.

Finally, we’d like to share a colourful photo from the Heritage Display Garden to cheer up the winter blues. To see more photos, take a look at the Facebook album.

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November 21, 2013 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Reflections of St Anns – Our Film!

Our film is ready! If you’ve been to any of our events over the last month, you might have caught a viewing. If not, the film is available to watch on YouTube (see below). We would love to hear what you think, so any comments are welcome!

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the making of the film – we all had so much fun and hope you did too!

October 21, 2013 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

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