Welcome to the East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Please click More details for hints on how to use this website.
We are always delighted to hear from individuals or organisations interested in our heritage of orchard fruit. Please do make contact with us. More details ...
Links for orchard management, protection and planning
Here are some websites of National organisations
Apple Days 2015
Each autumn we support many of our region's Apple Day events. Our 2015 events can be viewed by clicking APPLE DAY EVENTS 2015.
Heritage Fruit Trees
To assist conservation, we sell local variety fruit trees for small or large scale plantings. Our 2015-16 tree catalogue of the named varieties from all of the seven counties in our region covers over 240 varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries. More details ...
Sponsor a Tree
If you would like to support our newly planted EAST OF ENGLAND FRUIT COLLECTION, you might like to consider becoming a Sponsor of a tree for one or more years. Have a look at the information leaflet describing the scheme by clicking the link. SPONSOR A TREE (108 kb PDF file. Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe.com).
2014 Autumn Appeal
We have progressed very well with our New HQ site with most of the fruit collection planted and thriving and the Holding Ground and Workshop now in use. We need £60,000 to complete the conversion of the office accommodation for our new staff. Please click on the link for more details and a donation form. Autumn Appeal Details (PDF file. Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe.com).
Winter Workshops 2015-16
Our winter workshops provide an opportunity to learn or refresh your knowledge of practical orchard skills, such as pruning and training techniques.
Becoming a member
Become a member and you’ll be helping to make sure the region’s heritage of orchards and orchard fruits survive for the future.
Newsletter Archive - UPDATED
Our newsletters provide members with a treasure chest of fascinating information. We are making all our past issues available to everyone interested in orchards and their conservation.
East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP), a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, is working to ensure a future for local orchard fruits and orchards.
All orchards benefit wildlife in some way, either as a food source or as a home, or both.
Orchard Fruits in the East of England
With a temperate climate arising from latitudes around 52 degrees north of the equator close to the moderating influence of the North Sea and on the drier side of England, the low-lying countryside of East of England is well placed for the cultivation of apples, pears, cherries, plums and gages.
Legal Protection for Orchards
Our region is losing both old traditional orchards and young commercial ones through a combination of three main factors: replacement with arable crops, redevelopment for housing or industry and neglect or abandonment.
Grant aid for orchards
It may be possible to attract grant aid for some orchard activity