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.

Orchard Open Day, 18 May

  As part of Jesmond Community Festival, our annual Open Day takes place on Saturday, 18 May from 1.00 until 4.00 p.m. There'll be crafts and games for all, including a treasure hunt, giant bubbles, story-telling, the famous snail races, perhaps some surprises...

Plant Sale: Acorn Road, 11 May

Our green fingered committee members are working very hard to make this year's Plant Sale the very best, which on such a miserable day is a cheering event to look forward to! There'll be an especially good range of shrubs, annuals, herbaceous plants, evergreens and...

Donations welcome!

We are a completely volunteer-run organisation managing the Orchard and hosting free community events, so any and all donations go a long way in helping with yearly and one off costs. If you like to visit the Orchard or have enjoyed any of our events, you might like...

DIY Italian picnic

There's a lovely event coming up in the Orchard on 7 May, organised by committee member Antonella Rea - wearing her languages hat - so, bring along a tuck box and enjoy a picnic with a difference!     This event coincides nicely with the Orchard Network's annual...

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...

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