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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  • We’re Recruiting in London

    February 5, 2018 - Passionate about orchards, and the opportunity to enhance our natural heritage and improve conditions for trees and wildlife in London?

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  • Fruit Pruning workshop

    February 11, 2018 - Fruit pruning workshop with George Anderson. Booking essential :

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  • National Tree Week

    November 27, 2017 - Earlier this month, I was on a trip to Ealing, West London to give some orchard management advice to an orchard group. On my travels I came across a great Cedar of Lebanon. The sheer size of this tree stopped Read More

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    Flowering and pollination

    - Most apples, pears and plums are, in the main, not self-fertile. This means that in order to produce fruit, these trees need to be planted close to one or more suitable varieties in flower at the same time.