Photograph of the N-Gage Community at their community allotment plot at St Anthonys Allotment site in Newcastle.

Newcastle’s Best Group/Community Allotment Plot

After being named winner of the Best Group or Community Plot at the 2023 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show, we caught up with N-Gage to get an insight into the what goes into making an award-winning plot and community garden.

Illustrated graphic of original Victorian gates at Leazes Park, newcastle. With 3 number helium balloons reading '150' floating above. Text reads: Happy Birthday Leazes Park with logos for Urban Green Newcastle and Northern Lights Newcastle

Happy 150th Birthday Leazes Park!

Saturday 23 December 2023 marks the 150th birthday of Leazes Park – also known as the ‘People’s Park’ – and to celebrate this special occasion, we’ve partnered with Northern Lights Newcastle and you, the people of the city, to give the park a present.

No Mow May 2023

Last year we embraced ‘No Mow May’ in 20 of the city’s parks, In 2023 we’re going even further reducing mowing across all 33 parks.

No Mow May 2022

This month we’re supporting Plantlife’s annual ‘No Mow May’ campaign to combat a decline in global biodiversity by helping to protect pollinator habitats across the region.