Bringing orchards into the heart of urban communities.

We are the only national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.

Our aim is for everyone in cities across the UK to be within easy reach of a thriving community orchard.

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  • Red apples against houses in the background

    10 steps to a greener London  

    March 12, 2024 - As London prepares for the mayoral elections in May 2024, The Orchard Project, as part of A More Natural Capital coalition, is working to get urban food growing firmly on the candidates’ agendas. Twenty environmental organisations have set out a manifesto which includes 10 calls to action to help London transition to the cleaner, greener… Read More

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  • How to cultivate biodiversity in your orchard

    - With the right care, orchards can become havens for wildlife, teeming with birds, mammals, and invertebrates. Whether you have an established orchard or are just starting out, this guide will help you attract more biodiversity into your orchard, as well as making it more resilient to climate change. Water One of the best ways to… Read More

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  • Edible Landscapes London – community forest garden

    April 1, 2024 - Before I started working at The Orchard Project as the training manager in 2016, I set up a community forest garden in London called Edible Landscapes London (ELL). That was back in 2010. I’ve been reflecting on how that project… Read More

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  • Intro to Forest Gardening, Manchester

    - Join The Orchard Project & Manchester Urban Diggers for a FREE guided workshop where we will learn about forest gardening & fruit tree guilds. This will be an outdoor session where we will learn the basics of forest gardening and… Read More