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Welcome to the CNAA Website

The Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotment Association (CNAA) was established in 1994 and now supports allotment tenants on the Cottonmill, Nunnery & Sopwell Mill sites in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

The allotments are owned by and leased from the St Albans City and District Council and we keep a 'watching eye' on them. We offer services encouraging and helping people to get the most out of their plots, organise frequent events and socials including our popular Annual Summer Show, offer discounts on seeds, suppliers and equipment hire and publish quarterly newsletters.

Click to see our recent programme and our future plans.

Upcoming Events
Sunday 7th September - Summer Show
The event starts at 10:30 in the Sub Aqua Club in Cottonmill Lane. Entries should be submitted by 11:30 so don't leave it to the last minute. Don't worry if you think your vegetables aren't up to scratch. It's not Chelsea! Do come along even if you don't have anything to show. It's fun and also an opportunity to meet friends and maybe make new ones.

Judging starts at 11:45 and prizegiving is at 1:00. The star prize is a meal for two at the 4 Nations Restaurant in George Street.

There will be some hot and cold food to buy but please bring something to share.

You need to be a member of the association to enter exhibits but non members are welcome to attend.

AGM Minutes
The minutes of the  AGM are available in the Newsletters section.

Change of Events

There will not be a Christmas drinks events this year but there will be an autumn social on Monday the 3rd of November. This will include a pumpkin carving competition.


Don't forget that the association is on Facebook. Check us out here.. and like us (hopefully!).

Anyone for lunch?

If you're down on the allotments at around midday, why not have your lunch on the Cottonmill Orchard and maybe meet some other allotment holders?

Members Access
If you can't remember the username and password to access the Members Area please email us on providing your site & plot details and we'll remind you of them.

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Our aim is to support full cultivation of the allotment plots. Last updated 05 Sep 2014