Community Orchards

Create an outdoor hub for your community – a space filled with fruit trees, bulbs and habitat boxes, where people of all ages can come together.

Our community orchard package is designed for organisations who are looking to create a small community orchard on land that is ‘not for profit ownership’.

Please note, the deadline for Orchard Package applications is 27 October 2023.

 

The package will include

Content of packages may be subject to change

  • 12 native fruit trees (stakes, ties, biodegradable tree guards and mulch mats)
  • Native bulbs
  • Habitat boxes
  • Gloves
  • Water butt and stand
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Hand tools
  • Information manuals / books

Important information

The minimum area required for this package is 320 square metres. The variety of trees and plants supplied will depend on the season and availability.

We know that you may not have any prior experience of community orchards, so we’ll help you to plan and construct growing areas, and support you in planting, looking after and harvesting your new crops.

Please make sure you read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying. This is a large-scale project, so it’s vital that you understand the space and volunteer commitment needed. It’s also really important that you know what information and evidence you need to provide before starting your application. This is the best way of boosting your chances of being successful and getting hold of a Community Orchard package.

The deadline for Orchard Package applications is 27 October 2023.

Secondary school pupils planting trees

Need help with your application?

We have three regional coordinators on hand to support you with your Local Places for Nature application. Just drop them an email.

Contact the team

Looking for a smaller project?

Our Starter Packages require much less space and any community or volunteer group can apply.

Find out more

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

The Orchard Pack has enabled the Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun to transform an under-used area of low ecological value into an attractive amenity. The benches enable the many users of the Parc to pause and enjoy the fruit trees along with our magnificent views. The trees’ blossom will benefit our pollinators while their fruit will be appreciated by humans and wildlife alike.


Parc Nant Y Waun, Blaenau Gwent

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

I’ve really enjoyed planting the orchard and learning about all of the trees and plants that come from Wales. I enjoy wildlife and this will help all of the birds, bugs and other plants.

Year 6 pupil
Hafod Wennog, Carmarthenshire

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

The KIM garden is now a haven for wellbeing, gardeners and wildlife! We’ve transformed the space with some beautiful, important native species. This has been the great part of the packs – the attention to detail with the trees, bulbs and equipment and sourcing things locally.

Need help with your application?
KIM Inspire, Flintshire

Hear from successful Local Places for Nature sites

We were really pleased and excited to receive this [package] to create a community orchard from Keep Wales Tidy. It's been great for our volunteers to meet up again and we thoroughly enjoyed our tree planting day. We are looking forward to maintaining the orchard and hopefully in a few years being able to pick fruit for all the community to enjoy.


Trevor Rowson Park, Ebbw Vale