We get a 50% discount on seeds from Kings Seeds, for CAA members. Catalogues are given out in August, we collect members’ orders and distribute the seed packages in October.
We secure discounts for CAA members from retailers of gardening-related materials and equipment.
We arrange talks on topics of interest to gardeners by expert speakers, taking place in Colchester.
Through this website, we operate a noticeboard for members who want to sell, give away or exchange garden-related items.
We have a friendly relationship with Colchester Council and are able to convey the concerns of our members to them.
On the last Sunday in October, we have the Great Pumpkin Competition at Bergholt Road site, with refreshments and the all-important weighing of pumpkins.
We circulate a newsletter to members four times a year, with useful advice about allotment gardening, information and news relevant to members.
We support new allotment holders and help them to get established.