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 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 Wales have seen… Read More

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  • Certificate in Community Orcharding: In-Person and Online

    - Our hugely popular Certificate in Community Orcharding (CICO) is back! This time we have blended the course into a mix of in-person training and online learning. This Level 3 Crossfield Institute Accredited course runs from October 2020-July 2021, and combines… Read More

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  • Racial Justice and Community Orchards

    July 27, 2020 - How does racial inequality manifest within public greenspaces? The accessibility of natural spaces is not just a matter of social status; race matters too. Our CEO and Operations Director reflect on how race matters within greenspaces and remind us that… 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