Regular Events


This annual calendar shows the breadth of recurring events that take place at the Orchard (and beyond) throughout the year. For specific dates and times of upcoming events, find the relevant post on the News page. Also look out for details of one-off events, which have included an Italian Picnic, a cinematic screening of the Jesmond Community Orchard film, and a Song for the Orchard competition!

We also have partnerships with West Jesmond Primary School (WJPS) and the Percy Hedley Foundation (PHF), sharing knowledge, facilities and opportunities with local children to help them engage with nature, gardening, and historic English orchards. Furthermore, we are currently supporting a student to achieve the community element of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

In addition to these events, you are warmly invited to our community gardening sessions, which take place every second and fourth Sunday from 10:30am-12:30pm, and to enjoy the Orchard in your own way during opening hours. We would also welcome any suggestions or proposals for events to take place in the Orchard; get in contact with us here.


Wassailing (community event)

Wassailing with WJPS (closed event)

Spring term gardening sessions with PHF students start (closed events)


Winter pruning course

Grafting course


Grafting course with WJPS (closed event)


Summer term gardening sessions with PHF students start (closed events)


Jesmond Festival:

  • Blossom Day
  • Plant Stall on Acorn Road
  • Orchard Open Day
  • Teddy Bear Hunt



Annual General Meeting @ Jesmond Library



Newcastle Garden and Allotment Show @ Leazes Park

Apple identification course

Autumn term gardening sessions with PHF students start (closed events)


Apple Day