Wolds End Orchard
We purchased Wolds End Orchard in 2006 for the benefit of the community.
The Orchard forms part of the historic environment and cultural heritage of the town and is a tribute to our agricultural past. It contains rare varieties of fruit trees and its distinctive ridge and furrow landscape is one of the town’s last remaining examples of medieval farming methods. It has never been intensively farmed and its veteran trees, hedgerows, grassland and limestone soil create a unique and irreplaceable ‘mosaic’ habitat; an ideal environment for vulnerable species of plants, insects, bats and birds.
For many years, the site was leased to Chipping Campden school for educational purposes and we hope to develop these links further within the town. As well as the Gloucestershire CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) and PTES (The People’s Trust for Endangered Species), we are delighted to have the support of the Cotswolds National Landscape AONB - read their letter of support here.
We have a comprehensive maintenance schedule and welcome more volunteers. Please contact Donna Evans, the Volunteer Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
If you would like to support us to carry out maintenance work and to pay for DNA analysis of the fruit trees you can donate here.