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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  • She’s a Winner! – Our Orchard Mentor scoops a London Tree Award

    July 16, 2019 - We’re so pleased to announce that Lesley Wertheimer, one of our brilliant Orchard Mentors, has won the Acorn Award in recognition of her amazing dedication as a community volunteer for The Orchard Project. The accolade was announced at the London Tree and Woodland Award Ceremony on Wednesday 10th July, held at the prestigious London Assembly… Read More

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  • Summer Pruning workshop with Mark Simmonds (Manchester)

    July 18, 2019 - CALLING ALL MANCHESTER ORCHARD FOLK We’ve just been permitted last minute access to Kenworthy Woods Orchard and these poor trees haven’t been pruned in years. It’s time to give the stone fruits some much needed attention. Some locals are aware… Read More

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  • Strawberry tree fruit

    London Orchard Polycultures: strength in diversity

    July 1, 2019 - Why we might want to plant more than apples, plums and pears in our community orchards The Orchard Project’s logo shows an apple, plum and pear because these are some of the most reliable and commonly found top fruits in… Read More

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    The orchard year: spring

    - Spring in the orchard is a lovely time. If the weather is good, the trees will wake from their dormant period and their buds will swell and open. Read More