We’re lucky at Urban Green Newcastle to manage over 60 allotment sites across the city, totalling over 3,000 individual plots, and to work with the city’s dynamic and dedicated allotment holder community. In celebration of their hard work throughout the year we are delighted to now be able to announce the winners of the plot competition. The plot competition took place over the summer months when allotment sites were in full bloom. So, while we were disappointed to cancel the Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show in light of the sad passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we were thankfully able to run the plot competition in advance of the cancellation.
The judges this year were our Allotments Officer - Gavin Cassidy, Robyn Caple – one of our community gardeners, and Chair of Newcastle Allotments Working Group - Paul Herbertson who were astounded by the quality of the plots and made the following comments:
“We were delighted by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by everyone for their allotment sites. There is a huge diversity of size and type of plot, with no two sites the same, but what is consistent is the level of pride that everyone feels for their wonderful places.
“Despite all the challenges of the past couple of years, we were struck by the high quality of all the plots, and every site entered – irrespective of the results – should be hugely proud of their achievements.”
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our entrants and congratulations for all of the winners and runners up. Our team will be in touch directly to arrange collection of your prizes.