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 every household in the UK’s towns and cities to be within walking distance of a productive, well-cared-for, community-run orchard.

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  • Spring blossom on a tree

    A sense of wellbeing

    June 16, 2022 - We know that spending time in an orchard improves our sense of wellbeing and we want to share this experience with as many people as possible. That’s why we’re running a series of community workshops to help more people connect with nature, thanks to a grant from the Rank Foundation. Working with community leaders in… Read More

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  • Certificate In Community Orcharding, Swansea, Wales

    -   This unique Level 3 training course, accredited by Crossfields Institute, is now available as a mix of online learning and 6 face-to-face days over 10 months. You will learn from orchard experts, with the flexibility to do most of your learning at… Read More

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  • In celebration of soft fruit

    July 20, 2022 - As I write we are in the midst of a scorching July heatwave, 36 degrees with barely a drop of rain all month. Very different from this time last year when the wet weather was persistent and gardeners were keeping… Read More

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  • 10 beneficial predators to welcome in your orchard

    - Want to keep the pests away from your apples without resorting to harmful chemicals? Then this guide is for you. In no particular order, here are our top ten useful predators that'll help keep pesky pests in check! Welcome them into your orchard to improve your fruit yield the natural way. 1/. Predatory bugs Predatory… Read More