The STAA projects

STAA is a charitable organisation based on the historic St Anns Allotments site in Nottingham. We manage a wide range of community projects including the St Anns Community Orchard & the Heritage and History Allotment Garden. Our events include guided heritage tours of the allotments, volunteering opportunities and community open days.

The Straw Bale Building at the St Anns Community Orchard

St Anns Community Orchard

St Anns Community Orchard is a lively hub of fun and educational activity enjoyed by local families, groups and schools. With space to learn and play and a dedicated team who bring nature to life, the Orchard is a magical place at the heart of St Anns Allotments.

The Orchard
Wooden sign saying "The Nursery" on a metal gate

The Nursery

The Nursery is home to STAA’s Growing to Grow Project and our Harvest Project.

Working with the communities around St Anns Allotments this project provides both social and learning opportunities to many members of the local community.

The Nursery
Hand painted wooden sign that says "Honey Bees" in the Urban nature project. Heavily wooded landscape setting

Urban Nature

Urban nature is our wildlife and conservation project.

It is St Anns Allotments’ own wild oasis in the heart of the city that offers the opportunity to experience and learn about conservation and habitat.

Urban Nature

Heritage & History

Large victorian glasshouse in the STAA heritage garden at St Anns Allotments

The Heritage Display Garden

Our beautiful Heritage Garden with its wonderful Victorian Glasshouse and quaint Summer house is a magnet for visitors to St Anns Allotments and is home to a wealth of horticultural history and information.

You can visit the garden as part of the Talks and Tours programme run by our wonderful STAA volunteers.

The Heritage Garden
photo of visitors to the STAA heritage garden enjoying a tour and information boards.

Talks & Tours

To introduce you to the rich and fascinating history St Anns Allotments. We’ve constructed a Virtual Tour featuring some of the highlights of our heritage talks & tours.

Our popular tours are led by the dedicated STAA volunteers who will take you back to Victorian Nottingham and the formation of St Anns Allotments.

Take a tour
photo of a gloved hand holding binoculars

Events & Volunteering

STAA runs a great range of workshops, talks and tours and events at St Anns Allotments and we love to share this amazing site with new audiences old and young.

Our events feature wildlife and habitat, allotment gardening, outdoor crafts, heritage, history and plenty of educational and fun opportunities for the local community.

To find out more about our upcoming workshops, tours, and family events visit our Eventbrite page.

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