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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  • Leeds Orchards Prizes Giving

    November 27, 2017 - Helping Britain Blossom want to celebrate the amazing community orchards of the Leeds area and we are looking for nominations for the 2018 ‘Leeds Orchards Prize Giving’. The Prizes will be presented by renowned orchard writer Pete Brown on Tues 9 January at the best cider pub in the country: Foley's Tap House, on The Read More

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  • Veteran Pruning Course – SE London

    December 4, 2017 - Dawsons Hill Orchard, Sunday 28th January 10-2pm   Join us for a hearty day’s work on the fruit trees at Dawsons Hill with Russell Miller. You will: Learn how to prune the old pear and apple trees Discover the appropriate Read More

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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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    Pruning apple trees

    - There are lots of ways to shape fruit trees depending on the priorities of the grower and the space available but pruning is not just about pretty forms. Pruning can help trees to fight off infections by allowing for good ventilation and should encourage your trees to produce more fruit.