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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  • Annual Report Release

    December 2, 2019 - What a fruitful year! We planted 2200 fruit trees! We strengthened many orchard communities and brought people together around a common, sustainability-focused purpose. And we enjoyed multiple award nominations - from the BBC's Food and Farming Awards to the National Lottery Awards. Our 2018-19 report is now available. Click the image below to read more… Read More

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  • A Toast to our Trees!

    December 13, 2019 - As winter rolls around and our fruit trees fall dormant once again, we are reminded of our orchard heritage. For centuries, especially in the South-West of England, communities would gather in their orchard for the Wassail. This ceremony promotes the… Read More

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  • Bethlem Royal Mental Hospital restored orchard

    Restoration of old orchards

    - Since 2011 the Urban Orchard Project has been working with communities to restore old, neglected orchards through programmes of educational sessions on restoration pruning. Read More