There are community orchards all around the country in lots of different locations. Jesmond community orchard has made good use of an area in Jesmond cemetary. In a space originally used as a work area, they have created an orchard used by many members of the community. It is very helpful as a community orchard to make contact with others to swap ideas, share skills and to get advice.
On a rather blowy and showery day at the end of August, four members of Jesmond community orchard paid us a visit. They commented on the number of trees planted in our orchard and were impressed by the new seating area. They were also able to offer advice regarding apple identification. We share tea and scones sheltering from the rain under umbrellas. At the end of the visit, we were very kindly given three cider apple trees, adding to the diverse range of fruit trees. If you would like to see what’s happening in the Jesmond orchard you can visit their website here