Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the annual Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete.

Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete 2016, organised by Newcastle City Council in partnership with the city’s Allotments Working Group, will take place on Sunday 25th September at a brand new, outdoor location within the beautiful setting of Leazes Park. Newcastle’s oldest park, close to the city centre.

Cllr Kim McGuinness, Newcastle City Councils’ Cabinet Member for Culture and Community said:  “The city’s allotment and gardening tradition is testament to the community spirit embedded in Newcastle’s culture and heritage. The show is now in its 15th year and just keeps going from strength to strength.  It’s great to see an increasing number of people in Newcastle are getting outside, enjoying the rewarding experience of gardening or looking after an allotment and feeling the many benefits to their health and lifestyles.

“This year will be even bigger, the show being held outdoors in a very apt park location for the first time in its history.  We can all look forward to a fun filled weekend with something for everyone both young and old.”

On Saturday the 24th through to Sunday the 25th September Leazes Park will host a full weekend of activities, including entertainment, children’s activities, music, funfair rides, circus skills, children’s crafts, raffles, stalls selling a wide range of flowers, produce and preserves, advice on bee keeping and organic gardening and much more

The public show starts at 11am on Sunday 25th September when it will be officially opened by the 800th Lord Mayor of Newcastle’s Mayoralty and the Freemen of Newcastle). To honour this important anniversary, Lord Mayor Councillor Hazel Stephenson will open the 2016 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete and will also be involved in judging some of the exhibits. The Allotment and Garden Show Fete will draw to a close at 4pm.

For more details, contact Louise Crosby on 01912777133

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