Welcome to the Orchard


A community green space in the heart of Jesmond

Jesmond Community Orchard, nestled at the back of St Andrew’s cemetery, provides publicly accessible green space for residents and visitors.

The Orchard is a home to urban wildlife, a venue for communal events, and a sanctuary for quiet solitude, all while providing locally grown food for the community.

Visit the Orchard at any time when the cemetery is open, and keep an eye out for events happening at the Orchard.

Spring in the Orchard

2024 has been a busy year in the Orchard so far in spite of the cold, wet, windy weather and there are more exciting activities to come! Our spring celebrations as part of Jesmond Community Festival begin with Blossom Day on 7 May when an Italian poetry and Music...

A busy start to 2024

In spite of the wet weather, it's been a busy year so far - there's always plenty to see and do at Jesmond Community Orchard! Click the title to see some photos of what we've been up to. [gallery...

What’s happening in the Orchard?

Here's a reminder that It may be damp and chilly at this time of the year, but there's still plenty of activity in and around the Orchard! • Winter Pruning Course:  Saturday 17 February, 10.30 - 12.30, at Jesmond Community Orchard. £5.00 payable on the day. • Grafting...

Grafting course 2024

Come and learn how to graft your own apple trees! Our ever-popular annual grafting course will take place on Saturday 24 February, 9.30 - 13.00, at Holy Name Parish Hall, Towers Avenue, NE2 3JX. The cost of £30 includes two trees; extra trees are available for a small...

Winter Pruning Course

On Saturday 17 February, 10.30 - 12.30, join us in Jesmond Community Orchard to learn how to prune your apple and pear trees tp encourage fruiting and maintain health. Local enthusiasts will demonstrate and guide you in pruning various shapes, including free-standing...

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