The guided walk begins at the Visitor’s Centre and takes you on a 90 minute tour around the site, stopping at features of importance and interest.

About St Ann’s Allotments

St Ann’s Allotments are the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the world, and are Grade 2* Listed by Historic England. The site covers 75 acres, has 700 gardens, over 30 miles of hedgerow.

It has a varied history from the 1300’s to present, including everything from orchards and rose shows to murders and MasterChef!

The Heritage Display Garden

The tour will end at the Heritage Display Garden where complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served outdoors. This unique plot showcases the use of the allotments through three different periods in history.

The Heritage Display Garden is maintained by STAA for educational purposes featuring a variety of mature fruit trees, many of them heritage varieties, and also includes a pond, a glasshouse, and a Victorian summer house.

Private Tour Details

Pricing: The cost is £5 per person for a minimum of 15 people, up to a maximum group size of 25 people. If you have a group of less than 15 people, you can book onto one of our monthly tour

Timings: We can look to arrange tours on dates and times suitable for your group, but our preference would be for Wednesdays 13:30-15:00

Refreshments: Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Toilets: Available at the start and end of the tour

Accessibility: Some roads and paths can become slippery or muddy when wet so please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather. The site isn’t flat, but tours can be adjusted to accommodate people with limited mobility as needed.

To Book a Tour

Email us at to let us know about your group and any dates you have in mind