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We are the only national charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.

Our aim is for everyone in cities across the UK to be within easy reach of a thriving community orchard.

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    Impact Report 2023

    December 6, 2023 - Winter is a good time to pause, reflect on the passing of the seasons, and to look back on what has been achieved this past year. Our latest Impact Report is now available to read online, highlighting just some of the work that's kept us busy here at The Orchard Project in 2022-23. From biodiversity… Read More

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    Harvesting and storing fruit

    - You've planted, pruned, mulched, weeded, and watered; now you're ready to reap your rewards. Learn everything you need to know about harvesting and storing fruit in this guide. When to pick? Knowing when to pick your fruit isn’t always straightforward. There are many factors at play which can alter the picking date by many weeks.… Read More

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  • Heathfield Gardens Community Orchard Workshop

    - Come join us for a free orchard aftercare workshop at this 10-year-old orchard. We’ll be pruning the trees and giving them a good mulch for a fruitful year ahead so you get practical experience in caring for fruit trees. Everyone… Read More

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  • Catherine Andrews pruning an apple tree

    Nine fruitful years

    December 11, 2023 - At the turning of the year, I will step down as Chair of The Orchard Project. I’ve enjoyed nine years on the Board, the length of time it takes many orchard trees to mature and produce a reliable crop.This perfectly… Read More