Copies of our current and past newsletters are available for download.





An overview of 2019. Download.

Spring 2019

A review of 2018 and plans for 2019. Download.

January 2018

An overview of the events and progress in the garden through the last year. Download.

Spring 2017

An overview of works over the past year, and details of the upcoming AGM. Download.

Spring 2016

An overview of works over the past year, including composting toilet and electricity supply, our registering as a charity, and details of the upcoming AGM. Download.


Spring 2015

News of our current projects, including espaliered fruit trees in the walled garden, QR codes to get information on the gardens through your phone, and a composting toilet for volunteers. Also a look back over the events in 2014, such as our ‘Music in the Gardens’ of September. Download.


Spring 2014

A look back on the volunteer groups which have helped us throughout 2013, the Music in the Gardens event in September of that year, our plans for events through 2014, our work with National Trust gardener Kate Nicholl looking into espaliered trees, and progress on our bid to become a charity. Download.

Spring 2013

An overview of voluntary opportunities, our planned events for 2013, and news from the garden. Download.

Winter 2012

A look back over the voluntary work carried out in 2012, as well as our first ever AGM. Download.

Spring 2012

A look back over events, a call for more memories of Old Durham, some damson recipes, and an article on the historic gardens of Durham, by Martin Roberts. Download.

Spring 2011

Details of our early volunteer sessions, and a history of Black Worcester, a variety of pear present in the garden, and dating over 400 years. Download.

October 2010

Plans for some of our earliest events, plus our work on developing the structure of the group. Download.

September 2010

Our first newsletter, looking at the establishment of our group. Download.