We help to care for one of the area’s favourite treasures – St Ann’s Allotments, the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the world.

The site covers 75 acres, is listed Grade 2* by English Heritage and includes gems like the Community Orchard, home to a whole range of community activities.

The allotments are managed day-to-day by STAA Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1998 by a small group of allotment holders who wanted to protect, preserve and improve the site. STAA are responsible for letting individual allotments, as well as the site as a whole. They have regular open days and if you have not been before, it’s well worth a visit.

This years open days, in conjunction with The Community Orchard, are themed and take place on the third Sunday of the month until October:

  • Sunday 16 July (July’s theme is Communities)
  • Sunday 20 August (August’s theme is Fun Day)
  • Sunday 17 September (September’s theme is Harvest and Heritage)
  • Sunday 15 October (October’s theme is Apple Day)

Visit their website to find out more.