Events and activities

Apple Day, Sunday 20th October 2019

Did you know St Ann’s Allotments have over 2000 fruit trees?
Did you know we have had an annual apple day at the Community Orchard for over 10 years?
Join us in our unique heritage gardens,  between 11am and 4pm, to explore and enjoy all things apple’y!
There will be loads of family activities, soup, apple pressing (mmm juice) and a chance to see some of the other fruity projects on the St Ann’s Allotments.
All for free (though donations are welcome)
Access is from Ransom Road; most of the activities will take place in (or from) our wonderful, relaxing Community Orchard space.

Contact or call 0115 960 2282 for more information 

St Ann’s Allotments Heritage Open Day

Our Heritage Open Day will take place on Sunday 22nd September 2019!

Guided tours, open gardens, family activities, heritage, nature and horticulture.
Our open day is FREE and everyone is welcome
Come along, plenty to do and see! Open 11 – 4

St Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham is a very special and unique allotment site. It is the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the world and is listed Grade 2* by English Heritage. The site covers 75 acres and sits in the heart of the city. With 32 miles of hedgerows, plenty of mature trees and hundreds of varieties of fruit trees, it is also a haven for wildlife. It’s not your average allotment site!
Our open days give you a chance to look around this amazing place. We offer guided heritage and wildlife tours, open gardens – including our own Heritage Display plot, Urban Nature wildlife area and Community Orchard, local food, tea and coffee, and home-made cakes.
We will also be joining in with the Heritage Open Days theme of People Power.

*New* A Walk on the Wild Side: Orchids

A short walk followed by an outdoors talk about the natural history of St Anns allotments

A short tour around the site exploring the wildlife and nature of the site, ending at our ‘Orchid Orchard’ where we will have refreshments and a short talk about the historical and present wildlife of St Anns Allotments.We will include a short time to explore and photograph the plots, so bring your camera and/or binoculars!

The tour leaves the Ransom Road entrance (Visitors Centre will be closed) at 11am

Saturday 29th June

For this tour, we would prefer booking to be via Eventbrite,  Suggested donation of £5.

Monthly Heritage Tours

We continue to run our monthly Heritage tours and welcome bookings.  Each tour is a suggested donation of £5 per person, including refreshments and some mind-boggling history snippets of our unique allotment site from the Victorian period to now.

Each tour leaves the Ransom Road Visitors Centre at 1.30pm.

Wednesday June 26th

Wednesday 31st July

Wednesday 28th July

Wednesday 25th September

Spaces can be booked via or calling 0115 960 2282  (the office is regularly unstaffed so please leave a message)

We also welcome enquiries on group tours and talks

More activities and tours are expected to be announced for later in the summer. Please check back for further information as it arrives!

Take a look at what’s on at the Community Orchard over the coming months!

Activity Days coming up:

Sunday 21st July 2019

11- 4pm

Just turn up on the day or contact STAA for more details!

Save The (Heritage) Date!

Our Heritage Open Day will take place on  Sunday 22nd September 2019!