Find out more about the Orchard Network
What is the Orchard Network?
The UK Orchard Network is a partnership of organisations throughout the British Isles, working together to actively promote the conservation of orchard fruit and nut trees and their varieties, and in their many forms; as individual trees, traditional, garden, and other orchards, and conserve the orchard habitat’s biodiversity. These pages can be used to share knowledge about orchards including orchard events, training, protection, news, resources, services and community orchards.
If you are interested in joining as a stakeholder group or body, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is led by an elected board, secretary and chairperson.
You can list any project, website, group, service, event, community orchard or other relevant item of interest on these pages please let us know and we’ll link to you.
Halt and start to reverse the decline of orchard crop and wildlife biodiversity across the British Isles
Promote a wider understanding of the value of orchards and our traditional fruit/nut trees and varieties to benefit wildlife, humans and our heritage
Build strong relationships between interested organisations, to develop, share and protect related knowledge and skills, and identify opportunities for scientific research
Provide a focal point for policy development and government agency engagement
Encourage best practices in the management of orchards, fruit/nut trees and their genetic resources diversity
Identify and pursue opportunities for improved conservation and protection
Provide support and advice regarding the retention, maintenance and planting of orchards and fruit/nut trees