New to the orchard? Take a look at the About page for an introduction.

Recent Updates


Wiki Registration & Membership (Wiki sign-up for existing orchard members / Joining the orchard)
Tasks & Projects (Current work to be done (or in progress) in the orchard)

(From here includes all files uploaded to Yahoo Group except those with sensitive/personal details)

Photos (Photo archive)
Meetings & Reports (Meeting agendas/minutes, reports, general admin files)
Orchard Contents (What plants and varieties we have)
Fruit and Veg Maintenance (planting and care of top/soft fruit and veg)
Infrastructure & Composting (Hard landscaping, tree works, seating, composting/disposal, hedges, etc)
General Orchard Principles (pest and disease control, organic methods, soil, fertility, etc)
Using the Fruit (Recipes, produce labeling, etc)

Orchard Events Diary

(See Project Sessions on Tasks & Projects page for more details of planned tasks on orchard work days)

Scheduled orchard work days will usually be on the first Sunday of each month. Other work days/evenings can be organised on an ad hoc basis using the MRCO email list. Please add your name to the Online Poll if you are happy to let others know if you can/can't make various events

Sunday 2 June June Workday Preparation for Get Growing Trail/Open Day - clearance of overgrown areas inc. paths, tea spot, quince grove, Jurassic zone & path across stream, Med zone.
Sunday 9 June Get Growing Trail 2 - 5pm We will be participating in Get Growing once again for our annual Open Day at MRCO. This is always a very enjoyable day and volunteers are wanted for the afternoon to show visitors round, chat, answer questions, serve food and drinks, plant sales, cover the gate etc. Please contact Karen S if you would like to help out.

Other Events

Tues 21 May Magical Mint, Luscious Lavendar Talk by Ian Margetts, hosted by West of England Herb Group. Abbots Leigh Village Hall, 7.30pm.
Weds 22 May Grow and Make - Gardening for Wellbeing At The Community Farm, Denny Lane, Chew Magna. Tickets free. 10am-3pm. Ongoing every Wednesday til 3 July. Booking required via Eventbrite.
First Saturday of every month Wildflower Nursery Open Day At Feed Bristol (Frenchay Park Road, BS16) from 10am.
Third Sunday of every month Sims Hill volunteering day You can volunteer at Sims Hill Shared Harvest on the third Sunday of every month. 10.30am - 4pm. Meet at Feed Bristol. See for further info.
Last Wednesday of every month Folk Tales Regular evening of acoustic music and tale telling hosted by Joe Medlicott at the Benjamin Perry Scout Hut, Pheonix Wharf BS1. From 7.30pm. £4, free tea & biscuits.