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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  • FREE interactive Guide to Celebrating Apple Day

    September 21, 2017 - We have produced a free downloadable interactive guide to Apple Day 2017 with ideas on fun activities you can do to celebrate British apple growing and community orchards in October. We have put together some of the best ideas for apple related produce you can eat and drink, games to play, as well as craft making, exploratory, Read More

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  • Veteran Tree Pruning

    Veteran Tree Pruning – Manchester

    November 15, 2017 - This one-day workshop will help to restore the older trees within the UK’s 'Best Community Orchard 2017’ at Platt Fields Park, Manchester. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take back to your older and/or larger trees which may have Read More

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  • (I Know) What Orchard Mentors Did This Summer….

    September 11, 2017 - That complex rooty smell in the evening and that creeping park mist in the morning give us a hint that it might be time to admit the inevitable - autumn is upon us. But what happened to summer? An unpredictable Read More

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  • Primary School Lesson Plans

    - We love teaching children about all the exciting things you can learn from an orchard. Here are some of the lesson plans we've developed for key stage 2.