The garden plot was a playground for St John's Church School. The tarmac surface you can see in the picture below was created specifically for this purpose. However, when the school was vacated, the space was left unused and derelict until 2004, when work started to create the Community Garden. The land was made available on a 25 year lease by Bradford Council.
The garden was completed and formally opened in 2005. It was created and is maintained entirely by volunteers from the local community. They also raised all the necessary finance. The garden provides a tranquil oasis and an opportunity for visitors to take a quiet break. They can enjoy the changing seasonal colours and textures created by the variety of planting schemes that the garden has to offer.