We are thrilled to be bringing the Newcastle Allotment & Garden Show back to Leazes Park for 2022, in partnership with the Newcastle Allotment Working Group. This September we’re back in the park bringing growers from across the region together to show off their best produce. Plus celebrating all things growing with activities and entertainment for all the family.
What’s happening on the day?
The show is open to the public from 11am-4pm on Sunday 18 September. It’ll be a jam-packed day, giving everyone the chance to admire the fantastic efforts of the entrants, visit stalls celebrating the best in local produce, and get stuck in with growing-themed workshops.
Throughout the day you can also enjoy a whole host of entertainment. We’re hosting live music performances in the bandstand, and talks from experts in beekeeping, climate change, and hints and tips on growing your own produce. You can also take part in Yoga or Tai Chi in our Wellbeing Zone. Plus a variety of community stalls and food and drink vendors, including our event supporters Ringtons.
There’s plenty for the kids to get stuck into as well. Enjoy rides on a mini-fairground, unique creative activities with our Beelines North East team and Curious Arts, lawn games courtesy of NE1, and facepainting!
Carol Pyrah, our CEO, said; “We can’t wait to see the amazing produce being grown by allotment growers across the city. Good luck to everyone who is entering!
Our team have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that the show has a little something for everyone this year, so we can’t wait to welcome everyone in Newcastle to join the celebrations!”
The day will also include announcements of the category winners. With first place winners for the Championship Classes of Champion City Show Display, Collection of Vegetables and Newcastle Challenge Cup awarded up to £100.
The show has also received donations from a number of fantastic local businesses this year. This includes the generous support of Ringtons, who said; ” It’s a pleasure to support Urban Green and the growers of Newcastle! After all, we all need a good cup of tea and a ginger snap as we potter about in our gardens or allotments, so we’ll be there throughout the weekend sharing all the great things about Ringtons – we’re excited for people to come and say hi and pick up a sample.”
For more information about the Newcastle Allotment & Garden Show 2022 and how to submit an entry, click here.