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

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  • How to plant trees with social-distancing: New guide

    September 3, 2020 - Tree-planting efforts need not cease this autumn / winter because of social distancing! - We've collaborated with a coalition of national tree-related organisations on a new guide, published this week. Increasing the UK's tree coverage is essential for regenerating wildlife habitats, cooling the climate, capturing CO2 and for our wellbeing. So it's vital that the… Read More

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  • Apple Harvest at Bethlem Royal Hospital

    - Calling all you wonderful apple picking volunteers! We need help to harvest apples from a stunning traditional orchard in the grounds of Bethlem Royal Hospital On this one day workshop you will: Get the practical experience of harvesting fruit Experience what is perhaps… Read More

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  • Why you should visit the National Fruit Collection

    September 15, 2020 - (...when safe & feasible to). What is Brogdale Collections? Brogdale Collections manages public access to the UK’s National Fruit Collection (NFC) at Brogdale Farm near Faversham in Kent. It is the largest collection of temperate fruit in one place in… Read More

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  • Helping Young Trees Establish in Summer

    - Our summers are getting hotter, and this can be challenging for young fruit trees in the city trying to establish and spread their roots. Studies have shown that it is common for 30% of planted urban trees to die in the first year after planting. The figure can sometimes reach 70%. Lack of water and… Read More