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CAA Events

The AGM scheduled for Tuesday 31st March 2020 was cancelled due to the government restrictions introduced to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. As soon as we… Read More »CAA Events


We secure discounts for CAA members from retailers of gardening-related materials and equipment.


Through this website, we operate a noticeboard for members who want to sell, give away or exchange garden-related items.

Colchester Council

We have a friendly relationship with Colchester Council and are able to convey the concerns of our members to them.

Great Pumpkin Competition

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.

Allotments in Colchester

There are 19 allotments sites controlled by Colchester Borough Council.  Go to the CBC website for locations and further details.

Allotment buildings

Structures such as sheds, greenhouses and poly-tunnels can be put up on allotments, but there are size limits and permission must be obtained from CBC.

Strong black tubing

Strong black tubing, various lengths over 2m; cut uniformly they would support a polytunnel or netting 01206 728 111