Top award for Alan’s enthusiastic efforts

Alan Newton was awarded the Scottish Rock Garden Club's Golden Jubilee Salver in recognition of his efforts over many years to promote alpine gardening to the public.
Alan Newton was awarded the Scottish Rock Garden Club's Golden Jubilee Salver in recognition of his efforts over many years to promote alpine gardening to the public.

Ponteland resident Alan Newton was recently presented with the Golden Jubilee Salver at the Scottish Rock Garden Club’s AGM, which was held in Scone.

This is the first time in its 18 years that this top accolade has been presented to someone in England. Alan has worked tirelessly in promoting alpine gardening to the public and started organising national shows in the North East area in 1994, which he has continued ever since.

In addition, he is heavily involved in organising the Ponteland Alpine Show every year.