St Ann’s Allotments, Nottingham

Posted on February 6th, 2009 by Charles Boot

Mo Cooper writes:

Iron work on the roof of a 1930s glasshouse

Iron work on the roof of a 1930s glasshouse

St Ann’s is probably the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the country and has been listed with a Grade II* by English Heritage. We are active in preserving the heritage of the site, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will be setting up historical display plots to include: a 19th-century detached town garden, Dig for Victory, early 20th-century rose garden, global garden, orchard and ‘a millennium mix-up’. We will also develop a nursery to propagate some of the historical plants.

We are researching what plants were grown, when, and how gardens would have been set out for the different time periods. If anyone has any good references or examples of developing this type of work, or has any information on our allotments we’d love to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear about anyone who knows about the St Ann’s Rose Show.

Mo Cooper

Please contact the heritage project by phone: 0115 911 0207 or email.

Heritage and Outreach, St Ann’s Allotments, STAA Ltd., 3 John Folman Business Centre, Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB

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