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.

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  • Bishop of Edinburgh blesses newly planted orchard

    November 18, 2019 - We recently welcomed a very special visitor at one of our planting days in Scotland: the Bishop of Edinburgh. As part of an exciting initiative by the Church of Scotland to plant church orchards and community orchards, we’ve been working with St. Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church, an Eco-Congregation in Edinburgh’s Comely Bank, to plant an… Read More

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  • Orchard Planting Day (Glasgow)

    - Orchard Planting Day at Newton Mearns Baptist Church Main planting 10.30 to 12.30 Orchard dedication service 12 - 12.15 Lunch 12.30 This planting is part of a partnership between The Orchard Project and  Eco-congregations Scotland, and is one of four… Read More

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  • Mountains in Almaty, with wild apple trees in foreground

    Where do apples come from?

    November 21, 2019 - Harvest season is over and now we can eat, bake, preserve and generally enjoy the fruits of our collective labour. But when you take a bite of an apple do you ever stop to ask – where did apples originate… Read More

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  • drinking celebration

    How to celebrate our orchard heritage

    - The seasons give us many reasons to celebrate. From picnics under blossom, to harvest festivals and apple days through to wassailing in the depths of winter, orchards are a great excuse for a party. Read More