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.

News see all news articles

  • She’s a Winner! – Our Orchard Mentor scoops a London Tree Award

    July 16, 2019 - We’re so pleased to announce that Lesley Wertheimer, one of our brilliant Orchard Mentors, has won the Acorn Award in recognition of her amazing dedication as a community volunteer for The Orchard Project. The accolade was announced at the London Tree and Woodland Award Ceremony on Wednesday 10th July, held at the prestigious London Assembly… Read More

Events see all our events

Blogsee all blog posts

  • Strawberry tree fruit

    London Orchard Polycultures: strength in diversity

    July 1, 2019 - Why we might want to plant more than apples, plums and pears in our community orchards The Orchard Project’s logo shows an apple, plum and pear because these are some of the most reliable and commonly found top fruits in… Read More

Guides & Advice see all our Guides

  • Choosing Apple Varieties to Plant

    - Apples are by far the most diverse fruit in terms of variety. In the UK alone we have developed over 2,500 varieties of apples (of the 7,000 that exist worldwide). This means you could eat a different UK variety every day for over 6 years. Interest in propagating new and wondrous types has been going… Read More