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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  • Annual Report Released

    December 2, 2019 - It's been a really fruitful year here at The Orchard Project. In the 2018-19 year, we planted and cared for 2200 fruit trees! As well as strengthening many orchard communities and bringing people together around a common, sustainability-focused purpose, we enjoyed multiple award nominations - from the BBC's prestigious Food and Farming Awards to the… Read More

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  • Weekend Course Series: Resilient & Healthy Orchards

    - Join The Orchard Project for a two-day introduction to Resilient and Healthy Orchards, including pests, disease, and soil management. You'll come away feeling more confident about your trees being healthy and highly productive. Here's what you'll be learning: Saturday with… Read More

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  • A Toast to our Trees!

    December 13, 2019 - As winter rolls around and our fruit trees fall dormant once again, we turn our focus to the Wassail tradition. And of course the Mulled Cider that accompanies it! Make your own with our delicious recipe. Read More

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    Flowering and pollination

    - Most apples, pears and plums are, in the main, not self-fertile. This means that in order to produce fruit, these trees need to be planted close to one or more suitable varieties in flower at the same time. Read More