The St Anns Allotments, Nottingham, is a very special and unique allotment site. It is the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the world and has recently been listed with a Grade 2* by English Heritage. The site covers 75 acres and sits in the heart of the one of the most deprived inner-city communities in the country. A group of allotment gardeners now work to conserve and enhance the historic allotment gardens of St Anns, by managing the allotments and developing on-site projects based at the new Visitor's Centre. There are various community projects onsite, including St Ann's Community 0rchard and Urban Nature.
The Orchard is a lively hub of educational and community life, with a forest schools ethos, centered on local children, families and volunteers. Activity Days are held on the third Sunday of every month.