The Powburn Community Garden
Powburn Village is lucky to have its own Community Garden.
It’s used for many things: a restful space in which to sit and listen to the babble of the Pow Burn; a communal area in which to celebrate community events; a starting point from which to explore the Breamish Valley.
Managed by Hedgeley Parish Council for the benefit of the whole community, everyone is welcome to visit the Powburn Community Garden.
Plants and picnics
In recent years, the garden has been planted with several ornamental trees (Malus ‘John Downie’) that have a profusion of white flowers opening from pink buds in the Springtime.
There are benches to sit on and a table for a picnic.
Every Christmas, a decorated Christmas tree is erected in the garden and twinkling lights placed on it and also in the trees towards the back of the garden. It gives a lovely, warming feeling and often residents gather to sing Christmas Carols around the tree before carolling around the village.
Breamish Valley War Memorial
The Powburn Community Garden is the site of the Breamish Valley War Memorial. Dedicated in 2018, it is a memorial to the 39 servicemen from the Breamish Valley who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
Where is Powburn Community Garden?
It’s on the A697 tourist route between England and Scotland, just where the road bridge crosses the Pow Burn, and right next to the Children’s Play Area [GPS: 55°26’31.757″ N 1°54’16.379″ W].