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posted 18 Nov 2019, 08:50 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 18 Nov 2019, 08:51 ]

Trees, table decorations and time with Mrs Claus  🎁

You're invited to one, or all of our fabulous, Festive Family Fun WEEKENDS, starting Saturday 30 November through till Sunday 15 December!

You can choose your Christmas tree 🎄🎄🎄
Pick some new decorations ❄
Make your own door wreath ☃️
Browse our craft stalls for quirky gifts 🎁🎁
Buy your home-grown Poinsettia and Cyclamen🌷

Don’t miss the live reindeer on site on 7 and 8 December alongside Christmas stories with Mrs Claus.

There's also face painting, Christmas crafts for the family,  chestnuts 🌰, mulled wine 🍷, a steam engine, fabulous coffee ☕, cakes, vegan foods and stalls selling everything from pottery to pickles! 

To entertain you, there will also be performances  from local choirs and brass bands!🎶

So invite your friends and family and join us for a festive, fun filled day!  Ho Ho Ho! ❄


 Along with our ever popular Nordmann Fir, known for it's beautiful pyramid shape, soft-as-snow foliage and with the right care: non needle drop too.....

there's also the Fraser Fir which has all the Nordmann qualities but also has a more compact branch structure and is the choice of The Obama's, no less! 

Either way, with sizes ranging from 4 - 10ft, we have the PERFECT TREE for you this Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄

NEW THIS YEAR:  all our trees will be wrapped in plastic free wrapping made from potato starch!


We can deliver for FREE within a 15 mile radius of the shop .

When you take your tree down after the festive period, bring it back to us for FREE disposal.  The chippings will be used on our Parks and open spaces.


 Can't make the weekends?

Don't worry....the shop is open every weekday and is packed with gift ideas, decorations and plants and our staff are on hand to help with advice on picking your tree. 🎄



Look who's back!

Look who’s back in town! Yes our very own Christmas Rudolph is back to light up Woodthorpe Park.....and he’s looking better than ever!  🎄 

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Email: Parks and Open Spaces

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Fergus Garrett Talk at Radcliffe on Trent

posted 9 Nov 2019, 09:32 by Erica Thomson

Fergus Garrett will talk about 'Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way'

This is an event organised jointly by Bingham, Granby and Radcliffe Garden Clubs and will be held at the Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent on THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2020. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start and tickets cost £8 with a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

If you are interested in tickets, please send an email to hps.nottingham.group@gmail.com and we will forward it on to the organisers.

It's not until March but a ticket would make a great Christmas present!

Gardener’s Question Time in Nottingham 12th Nov

posted 22 Oct 2019, 23:33 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 24 Oct 2019, 02:04 ]

STAA: Gateway to the Gardens are excited to host BBC Gardener’s Question Time at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. The panel for this event will be Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness and James Wong, chaired by Kathy Clugston. On arrival, you’ll have the chance to write down your questions for the panel. 

Complimentary tea, coffee, and juice will be available in the foyer on arrival. Space is limited, and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Children will only be permitted over the age of 10, and must be accompanied by an adult. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch with us directly to discuss accessibility requirements via info@staa-allotments.org.uk

/// Schedule ///
The format for the evening will be:
17:30 Doors open, tea and coffee available in the foyer
18:15 Guests to be seated
18:25 Production announcement
18:30 Panel discussion starts
20:30 Event close

/// Tickets ///
Available from
but hurry as there are not many left as of 24th Oct!

Tickets are £4.50, plus a booking fee of 94p
For this event, please understand that we are unable to take bookings over the phone

/// Getting there ///
Car parks: Lace Market, Stoney Street, or Brook Street
Tram stop: Lace Market

/// Contact ///
For enquiries, please email info@staa-allotments.org.uk

Our final Plant Sale of the Season - this Sunday 10am-4pm

posted 4 Oct 2019, 10:37 by Erica Thomson

Unfortunately the Plant Fair at Felley Priory this Sunday has had to be cancelled due to waterlogging on site. Why not visit us at the Botanic Garden, Wollaton for our Final Plant Sale of the year instead? 

We will be open from 10am to 4pm. With lots of plants that can still be planted out this month and the walled garden still full of flower, what’s not to like?

Plant Blindness: LIVE at Wollaton Hall and Park

posted 19 Sep 2019, 01:13 by Erica Thomson

To coincide with Heritage Open Days and the official opening of Plant Blindness: Jason Singh, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September there will be special live “performances” of Plant Blindness inside the Camellia House.
Accompanied by instrumentalists Georgie Pope (Harp, Sunday) and Martin Pyne (Vibraphone, Saturday), Jason will use the natural resonant qualities of the Camellia House to amplify the music.
This opportunity can only be experienced to be believed, as audience, plant, and music merge in one place.
Performance Times :
11 - 11:45am
12 - 12:45pm
2 - 2:45pm
3 - 3:45pm
These performance are FREE and suitable for all audiences.  No booking necessary.
The Camellia House is wheelchair accessible and is located within the formal gardens.
The installation Plant Blindness: Jason Singh continues until Spring 2020, open daily*
*seasonal opening times will vary.

All Day Sale at our Botanic Garden Sun 15th Sep

posted 13 Sep 2019, 06:10 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 13 Sep 2019, 06:10 ]

We have an All Day Sale at our Botanic Garden from 10am until 4pm on Sunday. We have a good selection of plants for sale and the garden is still very colourful with lots of interest as you can see in this photo taken on Friday morning.

There is an Artisan Fair in the Courtyard, Steaming at the Industrial Museum and other events nearby as it is Heritage Weekend 

Do come and say hello.


posted 28 Aug 2019, 13:59 by Erica Thomson

Hose and District Gardening Club are organising a Coach Trip to RHS HARLOW CARR on Friday 13th SEPT. Leaves Hose Village Hall 8.30AM MEMBERS £10 VISITORS £15 Enquiries contact Helen Cheetham 01949 860350 (it may be possible to arrange additional pick ups) For further information, see attachments below.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U) Film at Broadway Cinema Nottingham

posted 10 Aug 2019, 10:08 by Erica Thomson

A few of our members have already been to see this film and it comes highly recommended.  
FIVE SEASONS... immerses viewers in Oudolf's work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. See https://www.fiveseasonsmovie.com/ 
TICKETS: £6 / £4 CONCESSIONS 10th-15th August - for times see the website - 
Broadway Cinema 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

Plant Fair at Southwell Minster this Sunday 11th August

posted 6 Aug 2019, 12:28 by Erica Thomson

Click on the image to see the details.

Hydrangea Derby open day Sunday 4th August

posted 1 Aug 2019, 09:09 by Erica Thomson

Hydrangea Derby's open day this year is on Sunday, 4 August 2019.  Meet them at the café in Darley Park for free guided tours at 11am or 2pm.  Or just come and tour the gardens on your own.  Their volunteers will be there to welcome you to the collection.
See attachment below for further details.
Some of our members have been on previous years and say that the guided tour is really excellent as are the bacon cobs!

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