Jesmond Community Orchard

News & Upcoming Events

Last updated on 20th January 2019

Pruning Course 2019

Dates for your Diary

This year's Pruning Course will be held on Saturday 9th February in the Orchard from 10.30am till 12.30pm. Learn how to prune your fruit trees to encourage fruiting and maintain health. Cost £5, payable on the day. Just turn up....

This year we're only holding one Grafting Course. This will take place on Saturday 2nd March between 1pm and 5pm at the Holy Name Parish Centre. These courses are always popular so book early by contacting Fiona Clarke at 01912810758 or This course costs £25 but this includes two grafted trees. Requests for specific varieties should be made as soon as possible.

Details are on the posters. Please click to expand.

Grafting Course 2019

Events in 2018

The year started with Wassailing in January to encourage the trees to be fruitful.

At the beginning of the year, we ran:
- a Pruning Course in the Orchard;
- two Grafting Courses for adults;
- Grafting, Planting and Juicing sessions with West Jesmond Primary School pupils;
- our Annual Festival Open Day where we had lots of fun.

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


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

JCO Winter newsletter
JCO Autumn newsletter 18

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player