Another New Orchards Book!

Jonathan Spain has published a fantastic book on the Cam Valley Orchards: click here for details. Meticulously researched yet very readable, it will make a great Christmas present. Highly recommended


New Book Published!

The Orchards East project involved a programme of systematic research into the history, and historical ecology, of the orchards of eastern England. The results have now been published as a book by University of Hertfordshire Press.


'State of the Orchards' report now available.

A report by Paul Read and Tom Williamson, summarising the results of four years of research and survey work by Orchards East, is now available - and free!


An Orchards East book - Orchard Recipes from Eastern England

You can now buy, at a very reasonable price, Orchard Recipes from Eastern England. This short book produced as part of the Orchards East project is available directl from the publishers, as well as from all good bookshops. This short book not only looks at the history of orchards in eastern England, and of the fruit grown within them, but is also a recipe book, providing examples of how different kinds of fruit typical of the eastern counties, varieties of apple, pear, plum and cherry, can be used and eaten. The authors present a mixture of historic recipes, long-established ‘traditional’ recipes, and also new ones specially devised to make the best use of the fruit most closely associated with the old counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Here's a link to the publishers website


Free orchard trees for schools nationwide!

The Tree Council has linked up with the Daily Mail to offer fruit trees to plant 1000s of school orchards right around the country. Schools and youth groups are all free to apply. Don't think you have space for an orchard?! Think again...perhaps a fruit bearing orchard hedgerow. You'll find full details here