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 Winter Workshop Programme

The Orchards East Winter Training Programme is now available - workshops available in formative pruning, restoration pruning, grafting and propagation. All levels of experience covered and most courses are FREE! For further information and details on how to book, please see the programme.

Brimstones and bryophytes

My first blog having joined Orchards East during the February snows. Two months have whizzed by and the weather has swivelled to wall to wall sunshine; for today anyway. I’ve learned all manner...

Volunteer training 20 April - Norfolk

We're running a volunteer training day in Norfolk this Friday (20 April). Come along and learn how to be a volunteer orchards surveyor with Orchards East! Running from 1530 for around 3 hours,...

Apple-y Ever After

Spring is coming upon us quickly (I hope!), and soon the fruit trees will be in blossom. There is no better time to get out and survey orchards. We have now held project launches for...

Aspalls Cyder a new era

The Aspalls Cyder company has been in the news recently, having been taken over by the American brewing giant Molson Coors. We hope that they are aware of its heritage, for Aspalls is...

Latest bulletin

  Catch up with the latest Orchards East news by downlaoding the December Bulletin.

Monica's spicy Christmas

Much of the food and drink with which we celebrate Christmas has its roots in feasting from centuries past. Some of our traditional Christmas recipes contain orchard fruits and nuts, and echo...

Cambridgeshire Launch

  Date: Saturday 17 February 2018 Join us for the launch of Orchards East in Canbridgeshire at...

Winter Workshop Programme

  The Orchards East Winter Training Programme is now available - workshops available in formative pruning, restoration pruning, grafting...

Pruning Workshop, Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex

  Date: Sunday 28 January 2018 FREE hands-on pruning workshop. All welcome. Places are limited so...

An Apple Day not in the East!

On October 21st I took part in an interesting Apple Day in South West London. It was the Merton Apple Festival, organised by The (London-based) Orchard Project, part of Helping Britain Blossom. It...

EEAOP Winter workshops

  Find out more about EEAOP's winter pruning workshops and how to book.

Pruning course. Waldringfield Scattered Orchard

  Date: Saturday 20 January 2018 Learn how to prune fruit trees. This in-depth course focusses on...

Wonderful apples!

A great day out in Norfolk A few weeks ago I spent a happy day with Martin Skipper of the East of England Apples and Orchards Project looking around orchards in Norfolk. Their owners had...

Exploring Hertfordshire Orchards

… and here is my second blog, mainly on the subject of orchards in Hertfordshire!! We have been very busy with the project, organising events and activities and recruiting volunteers. We had...

Delicious plums

In early August I went down to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale with Peter Laws, Bob Lever and Anna Baldwin. The purpose of our visit was to collect images of plums, and the plums...

We're off! - Tom Williamson's thoughts on the launch of Orchards East

This is not only the first blog about our new project, Orchards East. It is also the first blog that I have ever written! It will be the first of many, providing frequent updates on the project’s...