The orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor contains an apple tree with a special place in history – it’s the tree connected with Isaac Newton’s discovery of the law of gravitation – a story Newton himself told.
The East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP) works to conserve orchard habitat and heritage fruit varieties that arose in the East of England.
Website of the Habitat Action Plan (HAP) group for Traditional Orchards. A partnership of organisations working together for the conservation of Traditional Orchards as a wildlife habitat.
Watch this video (shot on location in Ketton) and see how it’s done
History of this new orchard, planted in Spring 2012 with 12 apple trees
The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm is one of the largest fruit collections in the world.
fruitID helps identify apple cultivars and other fruit cultivars accurately as part of efforts to conserve heritage varieties and orchards.
Muriel Smith’s fantastic National Apple Register for the UK is now available as a digital download from FruitID
… thanks to a bit of hard grafting over the years.
All over the UK, people harvest gluts of unwanted fruit in their area. Find out from our map if there is a group near you and join in.
Community garden in Peterborough
Useful videos by Stephen Hayes
Guidance and application forms for Tree Futures grants, including Orchard Windfalls, Trees for Schools and Community Trees. The Orchard Windfalls grant fund is open to all schools and community groups within the United Kingdom, with the condition that children under the age of 16 are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities. This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of fruit trees on or near to the school site.
Waterfurlong Orchard Gardens - fifty unique, private allotment gardens in the heart of Stamford, created for local townspeople in 1875 by the Marquess of Exeter on pastureland once grazed by the medieval Austin Friars. We are lucky enough to have almost 200 ancient apple trees of numerous heritage varieties and Natural England recognises our plots collectively as a Traditional Orchard