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What’s happening in the Orchard?

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

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

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...

Gardening at the Orchard – join us!

Gardening at the Orchard – join us!

Gardening sessions in the Orchard take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, 10.30-12.30 and our first session of 2024 will be on Sunday, 14 January. Why not come and join us? All are welcome  - you don't need any expertise or experience, you don't need...

Wassailing in the Orchard 2024

Wassailing in the Orchard 2024

Come and help the Orchard to flourish in the New Year! Follow our Green Man to raise a toast to the trees and bring music and merriment to the dark winter days.  Light refreshments available. A free community event, Saturday, 6 January, 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

Apple Day 2023 at Jesmond Community Orchard

Apple Day 2023 at Jesmond Community Orchard

This year's Apple Day celebration is due to take place on Saturday 14 October, 1.00 - 3.30 p.m. Now that the Orchard has been extended, we'll be able at last, to hold the event in the Orchard itself! It's located in  the north-west corner of  St. Andrew's Cemetery;...