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 2018
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 .
Powis Castle and Gardens - Saturday 15th July 2017
Our July trip took us to Powis Castle near Welshpool in Wales, the seat of the Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its extensive, attractive formal gardens, terraces, landscaped estate. The gardens were a real delight at this time of the year with all the boarders in full bloom. I have visited the estate a number of times over that last few years but I think this time of year is by far the best to seem them in there full glory with the plants set against the enormous clud pruned yew trees
GRAND FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW - Saturday 9th September 2017
When I woke on the morning of the show to torrential rain and wind I had a real worry about the show, but to my delight both exhibitors and the public turned out in force <Read More>