Northumberland AGS/SRGC Show (Hexham) today
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 10.00 am to 3.30 pm
(Plant sales open at 10.00, Show open after judging completed at approximately 11.00)
at THE WENTWORTH LEISURE CENTRE, HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE46 3PN
A69 roundabout, turn towards Hexham; straight on; show is next to Waitrose on left after Station Road.
See a colourful display of flowering dwarf bulbs and alpines and buy plants at the plant sales.
Pictures: at the Northumberland Show.
Exhibitors will be able to unload plants at the back entrance, but must then move their cars promptly to the car park
See below for details of parking arrangements.
Nurseries Attending the Show
Aberconwy Nursery - Wales
Slack Top Nursery - West Yorkshire
Harperley Hall Farm Nursery - Durham
Ryal Nursery - Northumberland
Timpany Nursery - Ulster
Potterton Nursery - Lincolnshire
Hartside Nursery - Alpines with Altitude - Northumberland
Rumbling Bridge Nursery - Kinross - Scotland
Edrom Nursery - Coldingham - Scotland
In addition we will have our Group Members Plant stall.
AGS members enjoy FREE entry to AGS Shows.
Pictures of the award winning plants can be viewed on this site after the event - Show Results
Previous visitors to the show will be aware that there have been many changes to the parking arrangments over the past few years. Whilst the show hall is adjacent to a large car park, which is free to park in, there are areas of limited parking duration marked out by the coloured parking bays.
Red: Max 2 hours, no return within 3 hours
Blue: Max 4 hours, no return within 5 hours
White (marked in green on the map below) all day parking
These are monitored closely, and your arrival time is recorded in the car using a parking disc when using the Red and Blue marked bays.You can use a parking disc from home, if your local council has a similar scheme, otherise they are available locally, the best option being the Tourist Information Centre at the top of the car park (marked 'Wentworth Car Park' on the plan below) and will cost £1.For most people visiting the show, there will be plenty of space using the blue bays.
For exhibitors, and others planning to be at the show for longer periods, you will need to use the white parking bays (shown in green on this plan) for which no parking disc is required. Please note -Generally ALL of these spaces are occupied by 9.00am, so you will have to get there early, and if unloading plants around the back of the show hall, thern move your car to the main car park straight away, before staging plants.The alternative is to use one of the other free car parking spaces in the town which are a 10-15 minute walk away, marked 11-15 on the map below, although realistically number 14 is the only one likley to have available spaces.