Creating and restoring orchards
Since 2014 we’ve partnered with The Urban Orchard Project and The Bulmer Foundation on Helping Britain Blossom (HBB), our flagship community programme to bring the benefits of orchards to communities, particularly in urban areas.
By the end of 2015 we’d created or restored 40 orchards in Birmingham, Hereford, Leeds, London, Manchester and Scotland. A total of 400 trees were planted in areas where people could really benefit from green space, such as hospitals, schools and housing estates.
We’re also reviving the art of orcharding by training 75 people in traditional orcharding skills, so they can maintain the trees and engage and share their new skills with the wider community.