The National Fruit Collection (formerly Brogdale)

Wisley RHS – large orchards of old varieties

Common Ground – champions local diversity

Peoples' Trust for Endangered Species: Traditional Orchards, a guide to Wildlife and Management

Natural England

Slow Food UK


North Cumbria Orchard Group - Our sister group in the north of the county

Northern Fruit Group

Growing Well, Sizergh

Lancashire Apples Project

Westmorland Damson Association

Cheshire Biodiversity

Some other regional groups

Central Core Network Scotland and Tayside Biodiversity Partnerships

East of England Apples and Orchards Project

Gloucestershire Orchard Group

Marcher Apple Network


Frank Matthews, Tenbury Wells, Gloucestershire

RV Rogers of Pickering


Orchard and Garden services
Dick Palmer, joint founder of SLOG, is a gardener, arborist, orchard worker and cider maker working in Cumbria and the north of England. Please contact:- Tel: 07799 615750/ 01229 716724

The Arnside and Silverdale AONB where there are many old orchards and a wealth of local varieties. Learn more about the AONB and its work.

This website is designed to help residents and visitors access the many on-line resources related to Arnside and its immediate area

The Wittenham Hill Cider Pages

Management of Traditional Orchards - Environmental Stewardship Guidance 033

There is a very important section on perry pears and their maturation and milling on this web site. The links section has lots of general orchard apple cider

Vigo: Suppliers of apple presses, cider presses, fruit presses, crushers and mills

For all things cider, orcharding, et al. This website and associated Google group is an excellent resource