Good turnout for group’s alpine garden show

Ponteland resident Alan Newton, joint show secretary, was runner-up in the Ponteland Bowl category.
Ponteland resident Alan Newton, joint show secretary, was runner-up in the Ponteland Bowl category.

A competitive event organised by the North East England Local Group of the Alpine Garden Society (AGS) attracted dozens of entries from Northumberland residents.

The Newcastle AGS Show took place at Cowell’s Garden Centre in Woolsington. As it is part of a national series, people from across the UK took part.

Mala Janes, chairman of the North East England Local Group of the Alpine Garden Society, with her exhibits.

Mala Janes, chairman of the North East England Local Group of the Alpine Garden Society, with her exhibits.

Woolsington is just a few miles from Ponteland and the participants from this area included Alan Newton, pictured above. He was runner-up in the Ponteland Bowl category (most first prize points in Open Section).

Ponteland resident Mala Janes is chairman of the North East group, which meets most months in St Mary’s Church Hall.