Developing resilient communities with the skills to plant, care for and harvest fruit trees; helping us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.
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.
Join Us! Help the UK's community orchards to thrive by becoming a member.
December 11, 2018-On Monday 10th, our 35-day long Crowdfunding campaign finished. We raised a total of £18,180 (before adding Gift Aid), which exceeds our target amount of £17,500. Almost 300 people backed the campaign, and it was heart-warming to read their encouraging comments. We want to extend our sincere and grateful thanks to everyone who donated, supported… Read More
January 8, 2019-Formative Pruning Workshop 9:30am - 1:00pm: This time we're at Europe's longest Orchard, in Cottingley, Leeds. We'll learn from expert Mark Simmonds how to prune young fruit trees to encourage fruit production, and then have chance to try our hand… Read More
December 5, 2018-The 30th November saw Greater Manchester's orchardists gather together in suspense, as we revealed the winners of the prestigious Community Orchard Awards. The shiny Golden Apples were lined up and ready to be delivered to well-deserving winners, along with a… Read More
-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