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Blossom Day 2024

Another great success (once the rain stopped)!

We are privileged to have the first poem from the new Poet Laureate for Stamford:

Follow the bees -

through the wooden gate

there lies an orchard,

ages old


gnarled trunks and tangled branches,

like limbs intertwined,

embrace the moment

clusters of white petals adorn the trees,

their perfumed scent captured by the wind.


Let us roll out a picnic blanket

and lie here for a while,

lost in thought

gazing up through the canopy of white.

Read the full version and other poems here


If you could offer a few hours a month you could be just the person we are looking for. We need help at our planning meetings and at events like our Apple Day and workshops, or in our community orchard in Christchurch Close. You'll certainly learn more about our fantastic local apple heritage, help to preserve and promote it, and work with an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer team. So please email for more information.


We are a non-profit making group based in the Lincolnshire market town of Stamford with the aim of promoting apples and orchards in the area. 

Apples of Stamford - watercolours by Barbara Clemence

Borrow our kit

SCOG has an apple press and other essential cider making equipment; we are happy to loan this out to groups for events. Click here to find out more.


There is a bi-monthly meeting at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday  at The Crown Hotel. All welcome.


Wednesday 19th June  2024 7:30pm

Bi-monthly meeting

Venue tbc 

Wed July 24th 10-1pm

Scything Workshop

At SCOG Community Orchard


Wed July 24th 2-5pm

Summer Pruning Workshop

At SCOG Community Orchard


Thur September 12th 10-3pm

Stamford and Rutland Orchards Tour

Start at SCOG Community Orchard

"The best time to plant an apple tree is twenty years ago...                                                                   ...the next best time is today" 

© 2024 Stamford Community Orchard Group

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