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A Tour of St Anns Allotments
– with a difference

Join our STAA Trek – A Spring Awakens
Saturday 2nd April 2016, 10.30am

The walk will be led by Captain Paul Freeborough
Follow old paths across Coppice Park up onto Caunton Avenue, Thyra Grove, Woodborough Road, Dagmar Grove and The Crescent, before turning into Sycamore Park and the western entrance of the Allotments. The culmination of the STAA-Trek will be a heritage and wildlife tour of Nottingham’s unique detached Victorian Gardens – St Anns Allotments.
All STAA-Trekkies should be aware that the walk will include a number of steep hills and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Comfortable walking boots/shoes, long trousers and a bottle of water are recommended. Bring a picnic lunch!
Unsuitable for young children.

Donation request £5  


Tel 0115 958 9255


Voices from the Hungerhills

A presentation of writings from Nottingham’s unique Heritage Gardens
Using writing from the past and present we paint a picture of the gardens through time
Saturday 16th April 2016 at 11am at Floor 1 Exhibition Area, Nottingham Central Library
Free event but booking essential via, tel 0115 915 2873


Guided Tours

Tours which are open to the public run every third Wednesday of the month. Learn about the history of the site and see our Heritage Garden. Lasts approximately 90 minutes. £3 donation.

Booking essential via

Tel 0115 958 9255 or



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