The Orchard Project is bringing community orchards to cities and towns across the country.

We are re-fruiting the country, working in partnership with communities to plant, manage, restore and harvest from their own orchards. We rebuild orcharding skills, celebrate orchard heritage and contribute to a better, locally-led food system.

We’ve just launched a new membership scheme.

Join us now to help create and restore more community orchards across the country.

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  • 7 great films from the 2018 Leeds Orchard Prizes

    June 12, 2018 - In January we gave out 7 prizes to winners of the 2018 Leeds Orchard Prizes: Irene Wilmut (from Killingbeck Community Orchard) for “outstanding volunteering contribution by an individual”. Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden for “excellent orchard tree care”. Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve for “encouraging bio-diversity in the orchard”. West Park Fields for “amazing community event”. Read More

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  • Orchard Day

    July 16, 2018 - Join us for an Early Apple Day in this veteran linear orchard in Scadbury Park, Orpington. All welcome. Pick & Juice Fresh Apples Apple ID and Orchard Advice Storyteller Orchard History Exhibition Children’s activities Orchard Tour at 2.30pm Takes place Read More

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  • Widening to Wakefield

    May 14, 2018 - For the last 3 years we have been working intensively in the Leeds area and helped 12 communities plant new community orchards. Practically every month we’ve also discovered a community orchards we hadn’t heard over and so there are now Read More

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    Benefits of orchards and fruit growing

    - If you love orchards and the delicious fruit within them as much as we do, you may have never seriously asked yourself why we should plant and nurture orchards but it turns out there are lots of great reasons justifying orchards should you ever encounter an unbeliever.