How time flies, every 2 years the Park Garden Trail happens, so here we were again.

A beautiful sunny Sunday to take the short walk from the city centre to take in the grand Victorian Houses, wide boulevards, tree lined terraces and one of the world’s oldest gas streetlighting systems. (Not that was needed on this particular afternoon) 23 gardens to cover and I think we did manage them all.

The hub of the activities were at Newcastle Circus; children’s activities, stalls etc. and although it would have been more that a pleasant way to spend the whole afternoon we were here to see the gardens.

We started at Pelham Circus and worked our way down and around, pausing at the tennis club for a cuppa and homemade cake, then on for strawberries and cream and a quick glass of fizz. It’s thirsty work, tramping around all those gardens!

A grand afternoon, the weather etc. really brought everyone out and I think well over 16k was raised for local charities. Good work! Here is a selection of photos.

Park Lamp