• Volunteering


    Volunteers develop many skills.

  • 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.

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

Music Garden Sat 29 Oct 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Nature Tots Wed 2 Nov 10:00am - 12:00pm
Elderberries Launch Morning Fri 4 Nov 10:00am - 12:00pm
Art Garden Sat 5 Nov 1:30pm - 3:00pm
"level 3 course in forest school leadership" Holly cohort Mon 7 Nov 9:30am - 6:00pm

Latest news

The Garden

green crown through trees

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


mini beast

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.