Scotswood Natural Community Garden was established in 1995 on the site of a school playing field at what is now part of Newcastle College's facilities at the John Marley Centre. The garden covers somewhere between two and three acres. Like all good gardens, Scotswood is a mix of different parts. Three ponds attract a variety of wildlife and are home to frogs, toads, and three species of newt; including the rare Great-crested Newt.
The forest gardens are some of the oldest in the country and provide a range of fruits, nuts and other food. Fruit is also produced in the orchard area. Some new growing areas were created in 2012 and being managed using Permaculture principles. The garden is recognised as a Land Project by the Permaculture Association, which means that they are part of a network of community gardens that shared expertise and encourage partnership working.
Where is Scotswood Natural Community Garden (SNCG)