Jesmond Dene is a wonderful, historic park in the heart of suburban Newcastle. The Dene is formed from the Ouseburn’s steep-sided, wooded valley which is a peaceful haven for residents, visitors and wildlife alike.
The Friends of Jesmond Dene is a volunteer-run charity pledged to improve, preserve and promote the environment in and around Jesmond Dene for the benefit of residents, wildlife and visitors. The writer and broadcaster John Grundy is Patron of the Friends of Jesmond Dene.
What we do
Whilst we are not responsible for the Dene’s or its historic buildings’ maintenance, we exist to encourage public interest in everything concerning the Dene:
We work closely with volunteer and employed Rangers, who look after the Dene’s maintenance and undertake special projects to improve the Dene; and with other experts and specialists who run events.
Please join us at our annual AGM to find out more. It’s at 2pm on the 12th May in the Visitor Centre, Red Walk, Jesmond Dene, NE7 7BQ.
Join us/Get involved:
The Dene is YOUR garden. It needs your support. Please join the Friends of Jesmond Dene
Anyone anywhere may join the Friends of Jesmond Dene and/or volunteer to help to keep the Dene as beautiful as possible. You could help by doing any or all of the following activities:
More About Joining the Friends
Friends receive twice-yearly newsletters covering matters of local interest and giving full details of the talks and other activities arranged for members. For those now living away from Tyneside we try to keep them in touch with efforts to preserve the Dene in good shape until they can come back in person to visit it once again.
Membership fees are kept low and help to support our work in preserving the Dene’s integrity. They are currently £5 per year, per household, paid through annual standing order.
These contributions are key to helping us make the most of external experts’ time and skills at events.
To join the Friends, simply email us at Friends.email@example.com and we will respond to you with the next steps.
Or use this contact form:
Please rest assured that we will never sell your data and we will keep your data safe and secure. Should you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can change the options for emailnotifications at any time by emailing us at email@example.com.
Go to our Flickr gallery for pictures of Jesmond Dene.
If you’re a Flickr member, become a member of this group and add your shots to the gallery.
Thank you for your support.