The garden was created in 2011, it transformed the derelict church yard of St Michael's Church into a community space for people to meet, learn and grow with stunning views across the Tyne Valley, the city and its famous bridges.
The 6,600 sq m site is one of Community Spaces' Flagship projects, funded through a £450,000 CS grant and £30,000 each from Community Builders and Newcastle City Council.
The garden includes mature trees and shrubs, a gardening area with log cabin potting shed, an amphitheatre featuring a mosaic at the centre, a marble plinth identifying local features of interest, a sandstone timeline which records significant dates and events affecting Byker and a metal play feature winding through the trees.
Seating has been installed throughout the garden to give rest points and allow visitors to admire the spectacular views.
Gates at the pedestrian entrances have been designed by a local artist in conjunction with local children, forming an important artistic element of the scheme.
20th September 2021
13th April 2021
2nd October 2018
29th April 2013
Time-lapse video of the creation of Byker Community Garden.
See my other photos around Byker:
- Byker - Bolam Street School Demolition
- Byker - Harbottle Park
- Byker - Hoults Yard (Old Maling Pottery)
- Byker - Scrapyard Fire 2011/05
- Byker - Shields Road
- Byker - Spillers' Tyne Mill
- Byker - St Lawrence's Square
- Byker - St Peters Basin
- Byker - 2021 to 2023
- Byker Estate
- Byker Estate - Chirton
- Byker from Gateshead
- Byker Wall