Cast your vote to ‘win’ world famous photographer Rankin for Nottingham – the man behind portraits of the Queen, Kate Moss and Dove’s ‘Real Women’ campaign.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring Rankin to our allotments! If Nottingham wins, he’ll photograph plot holders, volunteers and local people at the allotments. The photographs will then be displayed at a special evening event at the allotments. But it won’t happen without votes!
As many votes as possible are needed to ‘win’ Rankin for Nottingham in a national competition called Connect10. The city is up against fierce competition from Bath, Brighton and Kent.
Voting opens on 14 January and closes on 28 January. You can cast your vote online at:
Have you been watching the Great British Garden Revival? We were on last night’s episode, which was dedicated to shrubs and glasshouses. Here’s a picture of Diarmuid Gavin in our Victorian glasshouse!
If you missed the show, take a look at this clip for a tour of Don’s (also known as Pipe Man) glasshouses and to watch Diarmuid Gavin helping volunteers John and Stephen make a cold frame for Oliver’s Heritage Display garden.
Always meant to make your own cards, but never got round to it? Want to save money, and resources this year? Want an escape from Christmas shopping? Why not come and have a go at making seasonal cards at St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre? Suitable for children and adults.
If you want to get outdoors and enjoy some festive fun at the Community Orchard, come along to our Winter Celebration!
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about presents. The Perpetual Gardening Calendar from St Anns Allotments is a perfect gift for the gardener who has everything! Now available at Five Leaves Bookshop in town (14a Long Row, next to The Works), as well as at the Visitor Centre.
If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed that we have started loading our time capsule!
Here’s a a sneak peek of some of the things we’re putting in…
To find out more, take a look at our Facebook timeline photos. Each photo has a short explanation and we’ll be adding more soon.
The time capsule will be buried in the centre of our labyrinth which is being worked on by DISO volunteers.
Here’s a picture of the DISO team.
In other news: Last month we were sad to see Rob Zviko leave. We enjoyed a nice meal at Mister Pizza in West Bridgford to say goodbye. Here’s the whole STAA staff team below (with Rob in the middle) – you don’t often see us all in one place at the same time!
Finally, we’d like to share a colourful photo from the Heritage Display Garden to cheer up the winter blues. To see more photos, take a look at the Facebook album.
Our film is ready! If you’ve been to any of our events over the last month, you might have caught a viewing. If not, the film is available to watch on YouTube (see below). We would love to hear what you think, so any comments are welcome!
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the making of the film – we all had so much fun and hope you did too!
We had lots of fun at the Victorian Tea Party last weekend. We even had our picture in the Nottingham Post - take a look at our costumes! But the fun’s not over! We’re now looking forward to our next event this Sunday, where we’ll be celebrating the harvest. See below for more details…
Want to bring some of your own produce to show off? Why not enter one of our competitions?