Welcome to East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Please click the "More" icon 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 through one of the channels below.  

 
Here are some websites of National organisations
 
In order to assist conservation, we sell local variety fruit trees for small or large scale plantings. Our 2014-15 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.
 
Each autumn we support many of our region's Apple Day events.  Our 2014 events calendar is now being planned and dates known so far can be viewed by clicking APPLE DAY EVENTS 2014  (PDF file. Acrobat Reader is free from Adobe.com).   We will update this immediately as new details become known.
 
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).  
 
Our winter workshops provide an opportunity to learn or refresh your knowledge of practical orchard skills, such as pruning and training techniques.
 
Become a member and you’ll be helping to make sure the region’s heritage of orchards and orchard fruits survive for the future.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
It may be possible to attract grant aid for some orchard activity