The create an orchard scheme has been a wholly successful community project, helping to establish 20 new orchards across the district. All the fruit trees are native, locally sourced trees from the Apple and Orchards project in East
In 2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council launched the ‘Create an Orchard’ scheme with the goal of establishing 26 new orchards across East Cambridgeshire. In the first year 200 trees were granted and 20 new orchards created. In the second year a further 100 trees were given and 7 more new orchards were established.
Many community orchards need volunteers so if you want to get involved please contact your nearest parish council or community group or contact Orchards East to find out more.
All the new orchards are open to the public and can be found on the map below:
We hope the orchards will be treasured and enjoyed by wildlife and communities for generations to come.