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BI7Creation of Community Orchards


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Introduce new community orchards across Stevenage.


Community orchards can provide fresh fruit for local residents in the future and, as the trees mature, will also provide a haven for a range of wildlife. They are places for people to come together for community activities and to promote healthy living.

There are 12 community orchards in Stevenage:

Mobbsbury Woods

Fairlands Valley Park farmhouse

Wellfield Open Space

St Nicholas Park

Hampson Park

Raleigh Crescent Open Space

Shephalbury Park

Peartree Park

Bedwell Park

Whitesmead Rec

Symonds Green Open Space

Donkey Park, Featherstone Road

Further ones may come forward in future.

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What has been done?

  • Done15/11/2022

    New community orchard planted at Peartree Park, Letchmore Road Open Space and Bedwell Park

    The orchards – comprising a mixture of apple, pear, mulberry, peach, and plum trees – were planted at Peartree Park, Letchmore Road Open Space and Bedwell Park. Pupils from local schools Letchmore Infants and Nursery School, Bedwell Primary School and Peartree Spring Primary School council officers for the planting of the trees.

    Read more Three new community orchards planted at green spaces in Stevenage

  • Done02/12/2021

    New community orchards planted at Shephalbury Park, St Nicholas Park and Raleigh Crescent Open Space

    Green Space Volunteers and pupils from Shephalbury Park Primary School and the Leys School helped council officers planting fruit trees to create three new community orchards at Raleigh Crescent Open Space, Shephalbury Park, and St Nicholas Park.

  • Done16/03/2021

    New community orchard in Hampson Park

    Planted 12 fruit trees by Friends of Hampton Park.

  • Done16/03/2021

    New community orchard in Donkey Park

    Planted 12 fruit trees, including apple, pear, and cherry trees, at Donkey Park on Featherston Road.

    Read more New trees planted at four locations in Stevenage

  • Done16/03/2021

    New community orchard in Wellfield Open Space

    A Pyrus – also known as a pear tree, was planted and is a great addition to the St Nicholas Orchard.

    Read more Tree planted in St Nicholas Orchard to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (

  • Done31/03/2020

    New community orchard in Symonds Green

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Information updated 19/06/2024