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

Entrance on Ransom Road.


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

Wildlife tour: 1:30pm



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 Produce Competition

If you are coming along to our Harvest Celebration on Saturday, why not enter one of our fun produce competitions! Produce Competitions1

September 3, 2014 at 1:25 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

Activity Day and Mushroom Growing Workshop at the Community Orchard


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

Celebrate the Harvest at St Anns Allotments

We had lots of fun at the Victorian Tea Party last weekend. We even had our picture in the Nottingham Post – take a look at our costumes! But the fun’s not over! We’re now looking forward to our next event this Sunday, where we’ll be celebrating the harvest. See below for more details…
Harvest Celebration PosterWant to bring some of your own produce to show off? Why not enter one of our competitions?

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September 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm 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

Courgette Risotto

Courgettes are very versatile vegetables. You can dice them, grate them, fry them or roast them. They are great with pasta, in soup, and can even be eaten raw with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil when sliced very thinly. Learn how to grow courgettes here.

This week I was given some lovely allotment-grown courgettes and decided to treat myself to a courgette risotto. The great thing about risotto is that once you know the basic recipe, you can go wild and experiment. The method never changes, only the ingredients.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
1 onion – thinly chopped
a couple of slices of bacon – cut into small pieces
1-2 courgettes – diced
1-2 cloves garlic – chopped
a few tomatoes – chopped
a handful of peas
a cup of Arborio rice
a cup of white wine
olive oil / butter
vegetable stock
a handful of chopped mint
salt and pepper to season
parmesan cheese

 Heat the oil in a large pan and soften the onion on a low heat. Add the bacon and garlic and cook for a few minutes. Add the courgette, tomato and peas to the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes (depending on how soft you like your courgettes).

Stir in the rice until coated with oil. Gradually add the wine and stock to the pan whilst continually stirring for approximately 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked. Towards the end, sprinkle in the mint, salt, pepper and some parmesan cheese. Make sure the risotto ‘oozes’ before serving.

Cooking Risotto

Grate some more parmesan over the risotto and enjoy with a glass of white wine. Delizioso!


Depending on what you like or what you have in the garden/fridge, you can alter this recipe as you want. Do you have a favourite recipe for courgettes? Please let us know!

July 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm 2 comments

A Chance to be in the Spotlight!


February 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Organic Gardening Course: 6 Week-June/July

Monday 18th June to July 23rd: 7 till 9pm

To avoid disappointment please book by Wednesday the 13th of June as places are limited.

A short organic gardening evening course open to all, at a reasonable cost, in the delightful Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, with Karen Fry, Local Food Educator at AMC Gardens. The course is suited to both beginners and the experienced gardeners, covering topics vital to productive and ornamental gardens.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • An overview of organic gardening.
  • Healthy soil, healthy plants.
  • Compost and comfrey demystified.
  • Green manures.
  • Using pest-free compost.
  • Pests and diseases, friends or foes?
  • Weeds, wildflowers and what’s next?

The cost is just £54.00 per person, and this price even comes with a free years membership of The Gardens.

To book a place or find out more, please contact Karen Fry on 0115 9867777, or email:

or even just pop into The Gardens on Kirky Gardens, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2NZ. We’re open from 9.30 to 4pm, Monday to Thursday.

To avoid disappointment please book by Wednesday the 13th of June as places are limited.



June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

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