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News, Orchards Summit In The Orchard – Funding Apple Day Events in Greater Manchester

  It was crunch time on Sunday 23rd July for bunches of enthusiastic orchard folk, as green fingered volunteers from across Greater Manchester took part […]

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Events Summer Orchard Day – Glasgow

Event Date: 26 Jul 2017

Come and learn about the North Kelvin Meadow Orchard and how to care for the…
News Summit in The Orchard – Manchester We're hosting our first 'Summit in the Orchard' a chance for our orchard leaders and… News Leeds Scything Workshops in the News Our Scything workshops coming up in Leeds have been featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post. "Helping… News Alexandra Park in the News The Alexandra Park orchard has been featured in the Scottish Sun. A fantastic feature celebrating… News Work With Us The Orchard Project are recruiting for 2 posts based in Glasgow and Edinburgh to support… Events, News Join us for a Wassail in…

Event Date: 15 Jan 2017

Helping Britain Blossom, in Partnership with The Wildlife Trusts and Heaton Mersey Village Conservation Group…
Events, News Leeds Orchards Live

Event Date: 14 Jan 2017

We're celebrating Leeds' growing orcharding culture at Leeds Orchards Live on 14th January, this is…
Events, News, Orchards Tree Dressing Day in Mayow Park…

Event Date: 04 Dec 2016

Head along to Sydenham's Mayow Park Community Orchard on Sunday 4th December for a winter orchard…
Events, News Designing a Community Orchard, Glasgow

Event Date: 26 Nov 2016

Saturday 26th November 10am-4pm Calton Learning & Heritage Centre, 423 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1AG…
Features, News, Orchards Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham, Apple Day… The Apple Day festivities at the community orchard at Sheldon Country Park were the highlight… Features, News, Orchards A fruitful Salford community orchard pie… Apples were sliced, pastry was rolled and pie dishes were most certainly at the ready… Features, News, Orchards Leed’s community orchards need You! We've been busy celebrating Apple Day, and Leeds community orchard culture, in many of the… Events, News Villa Street Community Garden Apple Day

Event Date: 25 Oct 2016

Apple pressing, tasting, peeling and even volcano making are just some of the activities involving…
Events, News Aberfoyle Apple Day

Event Date: 22 Oct 2016

Scotland’s heritage apple varieties will be ripe for tasting at the first ever Apple Day…
Events, News Sheldon Country Park, Birmingham Apple Day

Event Date: 26 Oct 2016

Friends of Sheldon Country Park, rangers and students from Solihull College joined us to get stuck…
Events Salford Community Orchard Pie Contest

Event Date: 22 Oct 2016

Saturday 22nd October, Ordsall Hall, Salford Slice up your apples, roll out the pastry and…
Events, News Celebrate Apple Day across Leeds If you're based in Leeds and the surrounding area you have no excuse not to… Features, News, Orchards Come on you Reds! As the new football season kicks off, we’re delighted that fans of Manchester’s FC United… Features, Orchards Collaborative Design of Alexandra Park Food… In March we planted the Alexandra Park Food Forest in Glasgow. With fruit and nut… Events, News Gardeners’ World Live

Event Date: 16 Jun 2016

If you’ve ever wondered how to plant or restore a community orchard now is your…
Features, Orchards Is This Britain’s Longest Community Orchard? With 1200 residents on the Cottingley Hall estate in Leeds, a small orchard wasn’t an… Events A Midsummer Wassail in Greater Manchester

Event Date: 21 Jun 2016

Join us in Rochdale for a mid-summer wassail and the launch of Helping Britain Blossom's…
Orchard Mentors, Orchards Meet our Master Orchardists As spring gets going some of you will be starting to feel the blossoming of… Features, News, Orchards Wassail! Wassail! All Over the Town! Helping Britain Blossom have been embracing the winter weather and reviving the age-old tradition of… Events, News Seed & Tree Festival, Glasgow Come along to our Seed & Tree Festival, co-hosted with Common Good Food, in Glasgow on Saturday… Events, News Greater Manchester Wassail Helping Britain Blossom and the Friends of Longford Park (FOLP) will be planting a new… News, Orchards An update from Herefordshire – Winter… Things have been busy for Helping Britain Blossom in Herefordshire, home to many traditional orchards.… News Work with us in Leeds Are you passionate about making a positive difference in Leeds? Do you have an interest in… News, Orchards An update from Scotland – Winter… Find out what Helping Britain Blossom have been getting up to in Scotland Helping Britain… Events, News Fife, Community Orchard Training Are you in central Scotland and interested in learning more about community orchards?   Come… News, Orchards An update from Birmingham – Autumn… Find out what Helping Britain Blossom have been getting up to in Birmingham   Helping Britain… Events, News Kirkton Park, Bathgate Orchard Leader Training Help Britain blossom by becoming an Orchard Leader in Scotland. Would you like to learn… News Greater Manchester Welcomes Helping Britain Blossom We celebrated Apple Day in style with the launch Helping Britain Blossom in Greater Manchester.… News, Orchard Mentors Become a Master Urban Orchardist Want to join the cutting edge in urban fruit growing? If you’ve been inspired by… Events, News Glasgow, Free Community Orchard Design Course TRAINING FULL Thanks to everyone for your interest, there are no more places remaining on… Events, News Birmingham Orchard Leader Training Help Britain blossom by training to be an Orchard Leader in Birmingham. Contact Birmingham Project… News, Orchards A New Orchard for the Orchard… Last winter, in our first Helping Britain Blossom planting season, we helped add an extension… Orchards Childs Hill Park Community Orchard Back in February, on a wintry weekend in London, a group of over twenty volunteers… Orchards A Happy New Orchard in Happy… A cold weekend at the end of January saw a community group in Happy Valley, Redbridge,… Orchards Perry Moat Community Orchard planted in… Last weekend a new community orchard sprung up in Birmingham. We helped the Friends of Perry… News, Orchards Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has a… We’ve put down roots in Birmingham as its biggest hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, becomes home… Orchards Welcome to Arnos Park Community Orchard! In late February the Friends of Arnos Park, a  group of local residents from Southgate… News Herefordshire welcomes Helping Britain Blossom At the end of last week, Thursday 26th February, we launched Helping Britain Blossom in our… News Walking Orchard Visits Birmingham Walking Orchard Visits Birmingham to Mark New Project Set to Help Urban Communities Blossom Up to… Features, News February is the month for Leeks… Do you know when cucumbers come into season?  What about the humble courgette?  If you… News Helping Britain Blossom continues to support… A wintry weekend in London didn't prevent two groups of volunteers planting community orchards with… Events, Features Time to Wassail Celebrate the ancient tradition this January   With 73% of the nation recognising they don’t… Recipes Spiced Apple Chutney (no cooking required!) Chutney is a great way of using fruits from a harvest. There are plenty of… Features What shall we grow in 2015? Time to think about what fantastic fruit and veg you'll grow this year. January is… News New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More! With busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to volunteer. However, the… Features Caring for fruit trees Fruit trees need tender loving care (TLC) just like plants. The dormant period in trees,… News, Orchards Castlehaven Open Space Community Orchard Planted Community Plants First Helping Britain Blossom Orchard Visitors to world renowned London hot spot Camden Town now… News Introducing the Helping Britain Blossom Team We'd like to introduce you to the Helping Britain Blossom core team... Claire Morris  -… Features Everyone can be an Insect Hotelier An insect hotel can house numerous insects and amphibians which provide benefits to their habitat.… News A Blossoming Movement in Scotland In a hall in Dunblane, around 100 people of all ages and backgrounds are gazing… Recipes Apple and Tomato Chutney Chutney is a great way of using fruits from the harvest….. Up for a Chutney… News Orchard Art – The Bulmer Foundation Launched in 2011, the Orchard Art project is a partnership, managed by the Bulmer Foundation,… News Master Urban Orchardists – Volunteering Opporunity… Calling community-minded orchard enthusiasts for an exciting new volunteering opportunity! Caring for an orchard is… News ‘Say Trees!’ Real Life Orchard Roots… Abbey Road, Westminster Bridge and Primrose Hill were in for a surprise on National Apple… News Now community orchard partnership will transform… 100 community orchards to be created across the country Up to 90,000 people will benefit… News ‘Diversity’ star, Ashley Banjo says #GetFruity! Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity and star of Sky One’s ‘Got To Dance’, Ashley Banjo, officially…
Why Orchards Orchards have played an important role in our communities for hundreds of years, providing a communal space for gatherings and celebrations. Find an Orchard Our ambition by 2017 is to help 100 communities to plant, care for and restore their own orchards. And to get things going, we're focusing on cities and towns in seven parts of the UK