• green crown

    green crown

  • Volunteers learn new skills

    Volunteers learn new skills

  • forest gardens

    forest gardens

  • forest school fire lighting

    forest school fire lighting

  • Snowy Day

    Snowy Day

    The garden is to be enjoyed in all weathers.

  • forest school training

    forest school training

  • forest gardens

    forest gardens

  • Art Garden

    Art Garden

  • Pebble Mosaic

    Pebble Mosaic

    Volunteers develop many skills.

  • Beautiful Ponds

    Beautiful Ponds

  • forest school drawing

    forest school drawing

  • Willow Structures to Explore

    Willow Structures to Explore

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

  • devils coach beetle

    devils coach beetle

    Educational visits programme to engage children with nature.

  • Wild flowers

    Wild flowers

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

Growing Together -Volunteering Tue 30 May 9:30am - 2:30pm
Branching Out Young Adults Group Tue 30 May 11:00am - 2:30pm
Growing Together -Volunteering Wed 31 May 9:30am - 2:30pm
Elderberries Gardening Wed 31 May 9:30am
Growing Together -Volunteering Thu 1 Jun 9:30am - 2:30pm

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The Garden

green crown through trees

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

Youth Work/Schools/Learning

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


spark something good 2016

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


volunteers in garden

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


open day plant sales

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.