Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Scotswood Natural Community Garden was established in 1995 on the site of a school playing field. It’s forest gardens are some of the oldest in the country and provide a range of fruits, nuts and other food. The garden is recognised as a Land Project by the Permaculture Association, which means it is part of a network of community gardens that share expertise and encourage partnership working. They offer training and education in growing and forest schooling, and run youth groups that include issue-based and information sessions to help young people keep safe and healthy. Anyone can visit or become a member, and during harvest time visitors can pick their own bag of apples or plums. Herbs, cobnuts, artists charcoal & honey are just a few examples of seasonal produce available during the year.

What we love about them:

Nourishing the community, empowering people to grow and connecting people with nature!

More info:

1 week ago
Excited to share that we have been awarded a grant of £249869 for our Communities Looking After Wildlife Project. Watch this space for updates and new jobs! #GreenRecoveryChallengeFund #TogetherForOurPlanet @DefraGovUK, @HeritageFundUK.
2 weeks ago
A huge THANK YOU to all the staff and children @RainbirdPrimary for visiting us throughout this school year. We hope that you have enjoyed your visits as much as we have! Wishing all our local schools a safe and happy summer holiday.
3 weeks ago
Thank you to the lovely Reception classes from @BridgewaterSch for visiting us last week. Despite variable weather, they all enjoyed learning about minibeast superheroes, exploring the garden and making clay minibeasts too.
4 weeks ago
Forest school training days are so much fun. We still have spaces on the level 1 in November and a few spaces left on the level 3 starting next March. More info on our website.
1 month ago
We had another fantastic session with Year 6 from @RainbirdPrimary last week. We investigated the biodiversity of our site which included pond dipping, bug hunting and tree identification.
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