Ravenscraig Community Orchard
We’re developing a community orchard in Ravenscraig Walled Garden, Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy. We’ve planted apples, pears, plums, quince, berries, soft fruit and even some nut trees.
Our fantastic team of volunteers develop and maintain the orchard. We are currently looking after the trees, growing a huge range of fruit veg and herbs on our training allotment, carrying out biodiversity surveys and making improvements to the paths at the site.
We always welcome new volunteers and hold regular volunteer sessions at the orchard. We offer training and support. No gardening experience is necessary, but skilled gardeners are very welcome! We’ll arrange a visit to the site for anyone interested in helping out. For more information or to arrange a site visit just email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01592 858458 or pop into our Advice Centre on the High Street.
More information about the orchard
- We planted the first 50 fruit trees in December 2012 (blog post).
- There are more photos from 2012 when we first started developing the orchard, on our Facebook page.
- Its important to us that we look after the wildlife on-site – there are some lovely patches of wild flowers, and we are creating havens for bees and other creatures. We carry out regular biodiversity surveys – the report of our first survey is here – Biodiversity Study report – June 2012 (PDF 2.7 MB) and the follow-up survey from 2013 is here – Biodiversity Study report – July 2013 (PDF 128 KB).
- The project is currently supported by a grant from the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund. It also received start-up funding from the People’s Postcode Trust.