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 for every household in the UK’s towns and cities to be within walking distance of a productive, well-cared-for, community-run orchard.

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  • Our orchard qualification lands in Scotland!

    January 13, 2022 - We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to bring our heritage skills training programme in community orchard management, - known as CICO, to North Lanarkshire in Scotland. This exciting new programme, called Fruitful North Lanarkshire, will run for three years. It is set to provide skills training and a… Read More

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    Wassail! Hainault Forest Country Park (London)

    - Join us in January for a Wassail in Hainault Forest Country Park. All welcome! A Wassail is a traditional orchard celebration with music and hot drinks to awaken the fruit trees from their winter slumber and encourage a good harvest.… Read More

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  • An orchestra in an orchard

    January 12, 2022 - Our Edinburgh Project Manager, Chris, opens his ears to the sounds of the orchard in winter. He also considers ideas for community events that will tap into these aural pleasures. What seasonal sounds in January and February, do you associate… Read More

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  • Grant fundraising for your community orchard

    - Need to find funding for your community orchard? This section is for community orchard groups. While it's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, we hope it will get you started with looking for grant funding for your orchard. Websites to search for grant funding Funding Central: This service is free for organisations under… Read More