For nearly 100 years Newton-le-Willows Gardeners' Association has been working for the benefits of local gardeners with a membership of about 650 in and around Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, in the United Kingdom. The main attraction for members is our shop on the Rob Lane Allotments site in Newton (generally known as the "Sales Hut") where composts, fertilizers, and many other gardening requisites can be purchased at very competitive prices.
We also hold a Flower & Vegetable Show in September each year and there are monthly lectures or demonstrations on a variety of horticultural topics. Coach trips are arranged to major flower shows, stately homes, famous gardens, or other places of interest.
Members receive two newsletters each year and the annual membership fee is
Our origins are uncertain, but the general belief is that it probably all started with the formation of an Allotments Association during the First World War. More information about the early days and pictures on our "Archives" page.
We are always pleased to
welcome new members.
For full calendar of evening talks, coach trips and shows planned by the NLWGA for 2020
GROWING TOMATOES, PEPPERS, CHILLIES AND AUBERGINES IN THE GREENHOUSE <READ MORE>
The Royal Horticultural Society to which the NLWGA is affiliated, is seeking closer links with associations like ours, were they are able to provide solutions to gardening problems that many of us amateur gardeners cannot.
Gardeners often develop into good cooks as they look to find different ways to use the produce they grow either outside there own back door or on the allotment. Have a look through or recipes section were you may find some different ideas .
Grand flower & Vegetable show - Saturday 7th September 2019
Good Friday Coffee Morning 2019
As has become an annual tradition, Newton le Willows Gardeners' Association held a Good Friday Coffee and Cake Morning and this year the weather was splendid, with blue sky and hot sun. Perfect for sitting outside and devouring some fantastic cakes produced by several of the <Read More>
NewtonGardeners - VirusUpdate
18th March 2020
We plan to keep the Hut open as long as both government advice and availability of volunteers allows us to do so. However, we ask that when you come for your goods, you choose them quickly, pay for them and leave – the social function of the Hut will need to be curtailed until after this is all over, so that we don’t have people congregating round the checkout. If there are too many people at any one time, we will restrict entry until others have left.
We will be going ahead with the bedding plants (and the veg seedlings) and as they grow over the coming weeks, we’re hoping to develop a way to sell them to you so that we can all continue to benefit from our plants as we usually do.
The talks for March and April and the GQT for May have all been cancelled. The cricket club is now closed so the beer festival that they were due to hold has also been cancelled. We’ve also decided to cancel the more social Good Friday event – we’ll see what happens about Easter weekend itself when we get to then.
It’s coming spring and with any luck, more good weather days than bad this year, we are gardeners, we can get on with life in our gardens and allotments and at least supplement our food supplies with what we grow ourselves – but sorry, we haven’t invented the plant that grows loo rolls yet!