Big Plant Swap – Saturday 20th May 2023

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 20th May 2023
10am to 1pm

Free admission – all welcome

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Edible plants and flowers

Plant Swap

Come and take your pick from hundreds of plants and seedlings at our popular annual plant swap – great for food growers and friends. You can choose from: Vegetables, Salads, Herbs, Fruit and Wildlife-friendly flowers.

You’re very welcome to bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings or seeds to swap.

Our top tips for plant swappers

  • It’s really helpful to other growers if you can label your plants.
  • You might like to bring along a trug, basket or tray to carry your plants home in.
  • We advise hanging around to see what else appears during the morning.

Don’t worry if you don’t have anything to swap – you don’t need to bring something to be able to take something. You can make a donation in exchange for your plants.

We also accept donations of plants ahead of the event – please email us if you have something to share:

Lots more to enjoy…

Stalls, including local produce on sale.

Huddersfield Raw Honey.

Seed Swap – vegetables and other seeds to swap or buy.

Children’s craft activities.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

Information about growing your own food.

Crop protection materials on sale.

Find out about local projects and events.

Supporting the Newsome Centre

Any cash donations we receive for plants at this event will be contributed to the Newsome Centre crowdfunder. A newly formed Community Benefit Society have some exciting plans to set up a new Community Centre, Cafe & Event Space in the former St John’s Church in Newsome village, By donating, you can help to buy the building for our local community, which will create new possibilities for our food growing community.

Join us for lunch

plant swap lunch

Served 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall – with recipes for you to take home. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads from our Spring salad bar with pasta and roasted vegetables, plus a fruit pudding.

We ask for a small donation to cover the costs of making your lunch.

Take part in Newsome Voices

Newsome Voices is an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas about life in Newsome, and to say what you hope Newsome will be like in the future. Launching at our Big Plant Swap, it’s a month of local conversations. You can take part on the day or take some information away with you and then take part either online, by completing a paper questionnaire, or by talking with any of the Newsome Voices team from 20th May to 20th June. Anyone who lives or works in Newsome, or who visits the area, is welcome to join in. The results will be used to create an action plan for our area.

Newsome Voices is organised by the Newsome Centre and our Newsome councillors.
It is funded by Kirklees Council.

Help out with our Big Plant Swap

We’re looking for more volunteers to help out with the event. Can you help with our stalls or refreshments on the day, or can you bake a cake or two? Please contact us at if you’d like to help out.

Print our poster
Help us to promote the event:
Big Plant Swap poster 2023 (PDF)

Stalls & info

If your local group or organisation are interested in having a stall at one of our events or you’d like to bring some local information to share on the day, please get in touch:

What happens at the Plant Swap?
Here’s a short film about Growing Newsome’s Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films for Plant it Grow it Eat it.

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