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.

Newcastle’s Best Group/Community Allotment Plot

We spoke to Newcastle charity Children’s North East about the importance of their allotment plot at Benwell Lane in giving young people access to nature, and the chance to learn new skills.