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Richard Cox grew the first Cox’s Orange Pippin in what is now Berkshire. Common Ground initiated the creation of a celebratory Community Orchard in Abany Park, Colnbrook, with Cox’s Orange Pippin trees and others.

Berkshire has produced a number of very successful nurserymen (famous names include Charles Ross) and new varieties of fruit, but old orchards and nurseries are being lost to housing and other developments.


Berkshire orchard groups

To find community orchards local to you, see our community orchard map

This gazeteer is regularly updated. This section currently has no listings, please contact us if you have information to add.


Where to buy trees in the Berkshire

This gazeteer is regularly updated. This section currently has no listings, please contact us if you have information to add.


Orchard services and produce in Berkshire

  • Ciderniks – a small cidermaker based in Kintbury in West Berkshire using, wherever possible, locally sourced apples. Also produce apple juice and cider vinegar. Available widely in the South East and also online.
  • Salt Hill Cider – independent craft cider makers located in Slough, Berkshire, which produces an organic dry cider. Available locally.
  • My Apple Juice provide a community apple juicing service. Many people who have more apples than they want juiced kindly bring along their extra fruit anyway so it does not go to waste. They bottle, pasteurise and label then sell on to people who would like locally grown, minimally processed & transported apple juice.  They also sell Elderflower cordial  from elderflowers collected within a 400 m radius. Office: Marridge Hill House, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wilts, SN8 2HG. 01672 520639


Other links

  • Apples, Berkshire, Cider’ is a book by Duncan Mackay published by Two Rivers Press.

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