Jesmond Community Orchard

News & Upcoming Events

Last updated on 16th November 2017

Grafting poster 2018

Dates for your Diary

Wassailing for the 2018 season will be held on Saturday 6th January at 11am in the Orchard. All Welcome. It's FREE! Come along and celebrate Twelfth Night by raising a toast to the fruit trees,singing and percussion. Follow our Green Man. Light refreshments provided.

The Pruning Course will be held on Saturday 3rd February in the Orchard. Come along and learn how we prune the apple and pear trees and help us with them.

Two Grafting Courses have been arranged for Saturday 24th February in the Holy Name Parish Centre and Saturday 10th March 2018 in Ouseburn Parks Visitors Centre, Jesmond Dene. See the poster for more details.

Events in 2017

This year's Apple Day on Saturday 14 October was a great success. Everyone had lots of fun with juicing, tasting lots of different apple varieties and children's games.

Our Orchard Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday 5 July in Jesmond Library. We enjoyed a short video of the Orchard's year, a fun gardening quiz with lots of prizes and finished with a drop of cider!

On Saturday 13 May, we held another successful plant stall at the Festival Fair, this year held on St George's Green and the next day, we had an Open Day Festival Event in the Orchard with a number of crafts and games.

And we continue to hold regular Gardening Days in the Orchard where we look after the trees and keep the Orchard tidy.

Festival Event 2017 1

Newsletters

Please have a read of our most recent newsletters which tell you about current developments at the Orchard.

Winter newsletter 2017
Autumn newsletter 2

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