Local Giving Day on Thursday 22nd June 2017

Thursday 22nd June is  Local giving Day - £25,000 up for grabs

Starting at 10am on Thursday 22nd June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25! The match fund currently stands at £25,000 and each participating charity may receive up to a maximum of £250 of match funding through the campaign.

Please consider a donation to SNCG though our website on Thursday. Your support is always appreciated and vital to ensure our ongoing work

You can donate through our donation page 

Many thanks

Growing Together

Our new project provides gardening training, work experience and support for people looking to get back in to work, and therapeutic gardening sessions for people with mental health issues. 

Our garden officers, Sean and Leanne, run weekly sessions in the garden providing training and work experience in horticulture and gardening, with tailored individual support to help people develop and progress on to paid employment. Alongside these session we also provide therapeutic activities focused on helping people improve their mental health. The friendly, informal setting of the garden provides a safe and supportive environment where people can grow and flourish! Sessions run on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This project is supported by Lloyds Bank Foundation and BUPA.

If you are interested in finding out more or want to start volunteering at the garden please contact our Garden Officer Sean: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0191 200 4706.

Growing Skills Project

Free gardening training for 18 - 24 year olds

free propogation skills, training and Entry level Horticulture courses.

  1. Popogate plants to create a local plant nursery for pollinators
  2. Work and train outside in an informal setting
  3. Make new friends
  4. gain employable skills and an NOCN qualification
  5. Reference for future job applications.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sessions run every week.

Music Garden oooooooh yeah!

We're very excited that Music Garden a family friendly inclusive project is starting in October here at the garden. It will run on alternative weeks to it's sister project Art Garden. Every other Saturday 1.30pm - 3pm, starting October 1st. 

For info on how to get to the garden, click on directions to garden

Please spread the word!

For more information please contact Jim at Sage Gateshead on 0191 4434554


music garden poster

Produce for Sale

Preserves copy copy copy 

Following our apple harvest, the volunteers have been busy making a mixture of jams and chutneys.

To get in the seasonal mood, today they are making apple mincemeat.  Yummy!!

Currently in stock:

Apple & Ginger jam

Crab Apple jelly

Spiced green tomato & apple chutney

Lightly spiced plum jam

All priced at £2.00 per jar. (or buy 3 for £5.00)

Phone the office to check availability: 0191 2004706