Our Project, on the edge of Lynsted in Kent, aims to raise interest in the fine heritage of cherry production in our part of the North Kent Fruit Belt. We are doing this by developing the traditionally managed old orchard as a community resource. The Orchard will be the focus for a series of vibrant events to do with the heritage of cherry culture.
With the help of local schools and groups, we will study the management of the Orchard, and the ecology of the wildlife that abounds in it. In this way we will describe, record, conserve and celebrate this island of cherry husbandry and tradition in an area that is seeing a rapid loss of cherry orchards.
Keep up to date with everything going on at the Orchard through our Facebook page below.
The Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group has published an illustrated booklet entitled The First Ten Years; it has been written by former Group chairman Bob Baxter. It covers the evolution of this successful community project from its inception in 2004 to 2015 when it has presented an established series of annual events set in a stunning traditional cherry orchard; events, financing, wildlife studies and the ups and downs of creating a popular community resource are all described, with colour illustrations.
'Bob has come up with a bright and readable account – 'the story of a dream come true'. As a record of the Project's activities it should also be of considerable use to other groups aiming to establish a successful community orchard'
Current chairman Tom English.
If you wish to obtain a copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM: Wednesday 27th February, Lynsted Church
Blossom Day: Sunday 21st April, 1400-1600
Cherry Day: Saturday 13th July, 1300-1700
Halloween in the Orchard: Saturday 26th October, 1600-1830
Park Farm, The Street, Lynsted, Kent
If you have any queries about the Orchard, please contact us:
Or use our contact form.