• Nature tots

    Nature tots

    Nature Tots a parent led group for under 5's at the garden. Tuesdays 10-12noon, ALL WELCOME.

  • Volunteer


    If you want to get more involved please talk to us about becoming a volunteer.

  • Green Flag Award  2014/ 2015

    Green Flag Award 2014/ 2015

    We are thrilled to have received the Green Flag award for 2014-15.

  • Visit Us

    Visit Us

    Enjoy using all of your senses to explore the garden.

  • Snowy Day

    Snowy Day

    The garden is to be enjoyed in all weathers.

  • Home Grown

    Home Grown

    Volunteers experience growing and harvesting crops.

  • Visit Us

    Visit Us

    A range of living willow structures are in the garden waiting to be explored.

  • Volunteering


    Volunteers develop many skills.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden

The garden works with nature to create a great place for people and wildlife to enjoy. The garden is about our community, whether in Scotswood and Benwell or the wider area, and we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in our work. This can be as a visitor to the garden, as a member of our volunteer team, or as a participant in one of our events. We welcome you to visit and enjoy the fruits of our labours.

Upcoming Events

Nature Tots Wed 27 Jul 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nature Tots Wed 3 Aug 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nature Tots Wed 10 Aug 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nature Tots Wed 17 Aug 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nature Tots Wed 24 Aug 10:00am - 12:00pm

Latest news

The Garden

Bee entrance

Two and a half acres of beautiful organic garden containing ponds, meadows, woodland, sculptures fruit and vegetables.


Pond dipping

Our education programmes cover a variety of themes including pond dipping and environmental arts.


The Green Crown

As well as our everyday activities, staff and volunteers frequently become involved in projects.


Shared lunch with volunteers

We are always looking for support from our local community and beyond. Please come along and visit the garden.


Pruning trees

We believe that it is far better to work with nature to create beautiful and productive places, rather than wage war on pests and weeds.