Scotswood Natural Community Garden is on a two and a half acre site to the west of Newcastle city centre.
We were met by Sean, who is garden officer at Scotswood. He introduced us to some of the volunteers who made us feel very welcome.
At the garden entrance is a lovely carved wooden archway, the first of many artistic sculptures which adds a nice interest to the garden. Willow is widely grown and is used for fencing, covered walkways and plant supports.
Three ponds and areas for wildflowers will attract plenty of welcome wildlife. There's also beehives which is great for pollinating the plants while providing the gardeners with honey.
Of course a community garden wouldn't be complete without a vegetable plot and the one at SNCG is of a good size to provide plenty of produce for everyone.
We had a brilliant time at Scotswood and have brought home many ideas for our own garden at the Pioneering Care Centre. We would like to thank Sean and all of the other volunteers for making our day a memorable one.
Written by David Cockburn