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.

We’ve just launched a new membership scheme.

Join us now to help create and restore more community orchards across the country.

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  • You’re invited – be a pioneer and join us on our new adventure

    May 3, 2018 - Our first “pioneers” Take almost any piece of land in this country and leave it untouched and it will go through a process of change known as “natural succession” to become, in time, a woodland. Towards the start of that long process, come plants called “pioneer species” – the early ones that get the ball Read More

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  • Blossom Day at Deptford Park

    April 12, 2018 - What better day to celebrate Blossom Season and chase away the clouds than with a Blossom Day storytelling amongst the fruit trees in Deptford Park! 10.30am-2pm, Deptford Park Playclub Hosted by DeptfordFolk and Deptford Play Club, there will be blossom Read More

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  • Widening to Wakefield

    May 14, 2018 - For the last 3 years we have been working intensively in the Leeds area and helped 12 communities plant new community orchards. Practically every month we’ve also discovered a community orchards we hadn’t heard over and so there are now Read More

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  • grafting a fruit tree

    How to Graft Fruit Trees

    - They don't call it hard graft for nothing but once you get the knack of it, you can start your own mini nursery of fruit trees all of which will have the same desirable qualities that their parents have.