Thatchers Community
Orchard Project

Here at Thatchers, we’ve been growing apples and crafting cider for over 100 years, so you could say we know a thing or two about orchards!

The Community Orchard Project gives your charity, community or organisation the opportunity to plant and tend to your very own apple tree orchard.

About the Project

The Community Orchard Project is an opportunity for your charity, community or organisation to win trees to plant and grow your very own orchard.

The project shares our family’s passion for apple trees, building communities and constant effort in supporting the environment and ecosystem around us today and for the future.

2022 Recipients

Huish Epsicopi Academy, Cantley Park Community Group, Long Ashton Memory Café, Swanscorner Community group and Woodcraft Folk Birmingham, Hollyhedge Animal Sanctuary Barrow Gurney, Kent MS Therapy Centre, Barton fields, French Barn Lane Allotments, Brent Knoll Primary School, The Dragonffli, Talk it Out, Shire Halls, Newport Mind, Brierley Forest Primary & Nursery School, Friends of Singleton Park, Grown For You, Tri Services and Veterans Support Centre, MJ Bees Ltd, St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School, Little Tinkers Nursery School Age Concern And Heathfield Sheddders, Weston College, 1st Blagdon Rainbows, Chilthorne Green Steps, Abbas and Templecombe Primary School, Yeo Moor Primary School, Wilmslow Community Market Gardens, Milton Park Primary School, Friends of Knowle West Childrens Centre, Free Rangers Forest School Nursery, The Cottage , Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (Evesham Community Hospital), Swiss Valley Primary School, Pretoria Allotment Society, YMCA Dulverton Group, St. Mark Universal Care, Birch Hall Adventures, Youth Connect South West, Strawberry Line Federation, Eastleigh Parish Church, Chard Town Council, Family Foraging Kitchen, Winterstoke Hundred Academy, Brown Rock Farm, Stanley’s Garden, The Farm Animal Sanctuary, Southlawns, Whitehall Scout Group, Veterans’ Growth, Rubery Wombles, Wedmore First school Academy, Bertie’s Nursery

More than just an Orchard...

Throughout the years, our family have grown and flourished alongside the orchards here at Myrtle Farm. However, the orchards are not just the source of our raw ingredients, they’re a haven for wildlife and an important contributor the local ecosystem.