National Trust is saying it with flowers to attract visitors


When it comes to spreading word of Northumberland’s great visitor attractions, the National Trust has been saying it with flowers.

Teams from the Trust’s various North East gardens have handed out blooms to passers-by in Newcastle city centre to represent its various attractions.

The floral gifts, including roses, larkspur and rosemary, represented eight varied gardens in the region, with the aim of encouraging people to go and discover them for themselves this summer. Wallington gardener Simon Thompson said: “There are so many special places in the North East where you can take time out relaxing, wildlife-spotting or seeking inspiration for your own garden.

“Summer is the perfect time to visit the unique gardens, whether its landscapes, plants or historical spaces full of stories that appeal to you the most.

“We’re handing out flowers to inspire people to find out what’s behind their nearby wall or gate.” There is even more cause to visit Wallington, near Cambo, over the school summer holidays as there is a packed programme of activities.

People can discover how the Trevelyan family, which owned the estate, played, both indoors and outside, and there is the chance to camp out at the nearby Broomhouse Farm and get closer to nature.

Details can be found at or by calling 01670 773600.