Gateshead Flower Show 2012

The annual Gateshead Flower Show is back again this weekend for the 2012 edition of the show. The flower show will run from Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July. Thousands of flowers will be used at the show along with hundreds of prizes being awarded. It is a day for the whole family to enjoy with children’s entertainment and experts will be on hand to give you tips for your garden and to offer advice for any problems you have.

The Gateshead Flower Show which is run by Gateshead Council is by far the biggest horticultural event in the region. The flower show is also one of the biggest in the country and it covers over 300,000 square feet at Gateshead Central Nursery in Lobley Hill.

Unfortunately because of the poor weather which has battered the whole country on site public parking is not available this years because of the ground conditions. Not to worry though as there are plenty of car parks close by to the event where you can park up.

Gateshead Council cabinet member for culture Cllr Linda Green said, “Unlike many other events that have had to be cancelled this summer, it has been our priority to ensure that the show goes ahead. It is unfortunate we are unable to provide on-site car parking this year. The current condition of the playing fields is not suitable for the parking of the thousands of cars that the show attracts and we want to protect them for the many football and rugby clubs who play there in the winter months”.

The flower show brings in about 25,000 visitors each year with families looking for a fun day out within budget. The children attending the show are in luck with face painters on site as well as bouncy castles and street performers. There will also be live music from local bands and solo artists.

A food area offers everything from tasty snacks from The Crusty Pie Company, specially produced delicacies from Cupcake and Co and locally produced jam from Windfall Preserves.

The Gateshead Flower show will once again be one of the most looked forward to events of 2012 in the North East.