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New Earswick Community Garden


Community Garden, Mixed Woodland


Dog Friendly, Volunteering, Wheelchair Accessible

New Earswick Community Garden is also known locally as The Sleeper Path Community Garden and Allotment as it was originally part of the local allotments. Formed from 2 former allotments, it is bounded by the River Foss on 2 sides and nestles between 2 bridges over the river. Children have compared it with Mr Bloom’s Nursery and the Secret Garden. We grow a large assortment of fruit, flowers and vegetables in our raised beds and polytunnel, have a pond and dipping platform, a living willow dome to play in and lots of activities to get involved in whether you are 3 or 93. Urban Buzz described us as “the garden provides a haven for insect pollinators and is an exemplar of a community garden. The site is well managed yet appears wild, encouraging a variety of bees, butterflies and beetles. It is a delightful place to visit and relax amongst nature.”

Find us in the middle of Arts and Crafts village of New Earswick, at the bottom of Station Terrace. Pop in whenever the gate is open – you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Cared for by
New Earswick Sharing Together (NEST)

Things to help with here
Planting, picking, weeding, chatting to visitors.