Our education programmes cover a variety of themes including pond dipping and environmental arts. In conjunction with Surestart West Riverside we run a parent and toddler group at the garden. Scotswood Natural Community Garden offers a complete forest schools programme, using the outdoor environment to support children children’s learning and development. Scotswood Natural Community Garden run two clubs for youngsters interested in learning about nature, wildlife and the environment in general. Nature Club has been running very successfully for many years and caters for children aged 8-13. Countryside Club is for youngsters aged 13-17. Unlike most youth clubs or groups our theme for the sessions is all about connecting with the environment by growing food, hands on activities, cooking, arts and crafts and some really fun and different trips around the North East.