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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  • Peter Andre joins us for a 24-hour Orchard Makeover with Bulmers

    June 5, 2019 - Two weeks ago, we succeeded in turning a run-down, neglected orchard in a Manchester park into a gleaming, welcoming greenspace for the community in just 24 hours. This special event marks our exciting partnership with Bulmers, whose support enables to us continue planting, restoring and championing community orchards across England and Scotland. Among the brilliant… Read More

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  • Bird song walk – Duddingston (Edinburgh)

    June 17, 2019 - Know your cheeep from your zeeeepp? Interested in identifying bird song? Come to this bird song walk on the 19th June, 6pm - 7pm at Glebe community garden, Duddingston, all welcome. We will start the walk from the Churchhall, Duddinston… Read More

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  • 10 years of The Orchard Project – What a decade!

    June 5, 2019 - Throughout this year, 2019, we are celebrating 10 years of our existence as a charity. Some of you may have attended our fantastic 10th Birthday party in May, which was a great way to thank all the volunteers, staff and… Read More

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  • 10 Amazing Species that live in Orchards!

    - Orchards provide the perfect habitat for many insects, birds and fungi. There are certain species that love to dwell in fruit trees, feed from their blossom or just set up home in their old, decaying, hollow trunks. The wide spacing between orchard trees and the relatively short lifespan of fruit trees cultivate just the right… Read More