Community Orchard

In February 2011 local children planted 21 fruit trees in the overgrown tennis courts in the Lammas Enclosure, between Lammas and Walpole Parks. The project was very kindly funded by Ealing & Brentford Consolidated Charities (now Pathways and supported by Ealing Council Parks Department and Rangers.

Trees 2

Ealing Transition volunteers have also taken on the management of the area, balancing the twin needs of keeping the brambles in check with preserving natural habitats.

In 2015 we added ten mature trees at the other end of Lammas Enclosure, including Mulberry, Quince, Medlar and moreGrim Reaper

The nearby Edible Garden encourages local children to grow and harvest vegetables. Local residents are free to help themselves to produce, and take advantage of our ever popular ‘pick of the week’

Late in 2017 the edible garden was upgraded with the kind support of the Postcode Lottery Trust.

edible garden

There are occasional work days in the orchard – see our newsletter for the next one

If you know of a site which might be suitable for an orchard and would like help in making it happen, contact us.

Heathfield Community Orchard

In February 2012 we worked with the London Orchard Project – now a national organisation called ‘The Orchard Project’ and the Mill Hill Park Residents association to plant another orchard in the Heathfield nature reserve, adjacent to Acton High School. On a very cold day members of West Ealing Neighbours Abundance and Ealing Council also gave their time.


The Orchard Project is a charity dedicated to establishing new fruit-growing spaces across the UK. You can find out more about them at

There is more information about the Orchard on the Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association website Please contact them direct if you would like to get involved in looking after the trees and future plantings.

Walmer Gardens Orchard Restoration

Ealing Transition members have also helped with the restoration of the Walmer Gardens orchard in West Ealing. This was again facilitated by the London Orchard Project, and initiated by WEN Abundance. Abundance maps and harvests fruit trees around Ealing – more details at

2 thoughts on “Community Orchard”

  1. Can someone from this organisation urgently thoroughly eater the two raised edible beds in Lammas Enclosure before all the strawberries etc die? Myself and a friend last Sunday evening found it very dry again and using a dogs bowl & half litre water bottle watered whatever we could from the water butts beside the Will To Win cafe, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Again today I passed by & it’s bone dry still. Obviously not being tended to as it needs during these rain free days, surely it’s a bit mad to let the produce there die and a waste of money too if it does.

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