We have various events throughout the year, these are the key events open to all Members, and other events are organised by the various plots.
AGM & SPRING SOCIAL
AUTUMN SOCIAL & PUMPKIN CARVING
AGM postponed - new date TBA
Usually held in July & August
2020 show cancelled due to Covid-19
Our annual AGM is booked for 26th April 2020.
It's a great chance to meet the commitee and bring up anything that you think could improve the sites
There is also a plant swap / giveaway so bring any extra plants to swap and see what you can pick up.
Not a member? Join on the day!
We would love to have a BBQ on each of the plots during the summer to give plotholders a chance to get to know each other on the plots.
If you want to be involved or, even help organise your plot's event get in touch.
A brilliant event showcasing what can be achieved with a bit of hard work! A great time to chat to other plotholders and have a drink!
Have a look at the gallery for some pictures of last year's event.
10.30-11.30 am entries
1pm prize giving
Our last Autumn Festival was back on 27th October! Come along and join the fun. Once again we'll be holding some fun competitions - we want your biggest pumpkins, your expertly carved pumpkins, your finest squash and marrows for 'Best Gourd' and your fabulous homemade sweet or savoury produce (always the most popular competition!) Also, if you have jams, chutneys or other homecrafts you'd like to sell or swap bring them along! (We'll have table space available for you to use) It's a lovely family event and the bar will be open!
Other events across the plots
Working party - Cottonmill site 11am 17th Feb 2018
Not limited to CNAA members or Cottonmill plotholders!! We will be holding a working party on Sat 17th February to help clear the area formerly housing a polytunnel. This space will be used to improve parking for plotholders. Workers will be rewarded with a sausage sandwich afterwards! Get in touch if you are interested in helping so we have an idea of numbers.
This WP was a great success! Thanks to all that helped out.
Open day - Cottonmill site Sunday 22nd April 2018
We will be holding an open day at the Cottonmill site on Sunday 22nd April 2018 for Sustainable St Albans Week. The gates will be open and we would love it if you could come and help to give people an idea what having an allotment is like, or tips for growing their own at home. We will be running tours at 11, 12 , 1 and 2 so you could be a guide, or simply come down and work on your plot as usual. Email for more info if you wish to help out.
We are hoping to have a BBQ on each plot during the summer months. If you would like to be involved or even organise your plot's event do get in touch. The association has a communal BBQ and can provide coals - we just need people to get involved to set dates for each plot and spread the word.
RHS trip. Membership of CNAA entitles you to free group entry to a RHS gardens once a year. We are hoping to run a trip to Hyde Hall in Chelmsford later this year. Do get in touch if you would like more details (or to help organise the event!)
November 2017 date TBC "Seeds & a pint" seed orders for members over a pint see more details. Don't worry if you can't make it, catalogues will be left on each plot.
January 2018 Presentation of Ayletts Ryder cup see more details.