Coton Orchard Bramley is a Champion

  The Tree Register of the British Isles has joined the chorus of conservation charities singing the praises of Coton Orchard, near Cambridge,  and the mosaic of habitats it...

Community Orchard Conference 17 June 2023

The Orchards East Forum has been busy, organising our first Community Orchard Conference. If you have a community orchard anywhere in the East of England, you are very welcome to attend. But don't...

Professor Barrie Juniper

We were deeply saddened to learn that expert pomologist, Professor Barrie Juniper, had passed away

How do orchards end?

What happens to orchards when they become no more?

Barberry - in traditional orchards?

Most traditional orchards consisted only of grass between the fruit trees, which was grazed or cut for hay. But in many a range of soft fruit was also cultivated.

Chivers Orchards

I am always amazed at how it is possible to come across unexpected connections. Last Thursday I worked as a poll clerk for the first time. The polling station to which I was allocated was in...

Springtime recipes!

March and April can be a difficult time for traditional fruit based cooking - especially after a warm late winter, early spring, such as the worrying record breaking (20 degree plus) February...

February Recipes - warm winter apples

Here are some suggestions for freezing February - a good way to use up any stored cookers.

January recipes - with red cabbage!

More of Monica's wintry recipes - including red cabbage braised with bramley.

A visit to the Oval, Harpenden

Prof Tom Williamson on some discoveries on a visit to the orchard at the The Oval, in Harpenden.
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