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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  • Welsh Orchards; Here we Come!

    June 4, 2020 - New TOP office in Wales - Now Recruiting We’re very excited to be expanding our presence and work into Wales this year. Thanks to funding from the Moondance Foundation, we’ll be replicating our tried and tested model of community orchard development and maintenance in Swansea and the surrounding areas. In the last decade, areas of… Read More

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  • Fruit Tree ID Quiz

    - Now that the leaves are out and fruitlets are appearing, we thought we'd test your Tree ID skills. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for daily videos of orchard trees. Project Manager Stephanie Irvine will point out noticeable features,… Read More

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  • A (Brief) History of Cider in the UK

    June 15, 2020 - The United Kingdom drinks more cider than any other country in the world. In fact, it drinks more cider than all the other countries combined. You could say we like our cider. Perhaps almost as much as we like our… 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