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What we do

Members get a 50% discount on seeds from Kings Seeds. You can order year round through the website, or if you prefer catalogs can be requested to order through the CAA once per year.

We secure discounts for CAA members from retailers, of gardening-related materials and equipment, local to the area.

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.

Each year in Autumn we host the Great Pumpkin Competition at a local allotment site with refreshments and the all-important weighing of pumpkins. There are more events and trips planned for 2023, some can be seen on the Events Calendar, all will be circulated on the newsletter.

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.