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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  • Do you want free Bulbs for your orchard?

    November 22, 2017 - Bulbs for London 2017 We want to share this lovely opportunity to get some high quality bulbs to plant in your orchard this winter. Did we mention they are free?! But if you want them you need to act quick! The prestigious Lincolnshire family firm Taylors Bulbs, in partnership with the MPGA, are once again Read More

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  • Veteran Tree Pruning

    Veteran Tree Pruning – Manchester

    November 15, 2017 - This one-day workshop will help to restore the older trees within the UK’s 'Best Community Orchard 2017’ at Platt Fields Park, Manchester. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take back to your older and/or larger trees which may have Read More

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  • (I Know) What Orchard Mentors Did This Summer….

    September 11, 2017 - That complex rooty smell in the evening and that creeping park mist in the morning give us a hint that it might be time to admit the inevitable - autumn is upon us. But what happened to summer? An unpredictable Read More

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  • pruning an apple tree

    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.