Perllan Penarth ~ Orchard Penarth

We are launching a community fruit growing project to support people in Penarth to grow and share fruit grown in schools, gardens and community orchards.

We want to connect residents, particularly children and young people, through shared experiences of caring for fruit trees and understanding the benefits of fruit growing in the local community.

What’s happening?

  • Planting a fruit tree in as many primary schools in Penarth as possible! We are working with PTAs and school eco clubs / committees to plant a fruit tree and provide guidance and support for caring for the tree.
  • Highlighting opportunities for schools and students to get involved in related community initiatives around fruit growing.
  • Creating a fruit tree map of publicly accessible places in Penarth to pick apples and other fruit.
  • Exploring a fruit sharing scheme for people who want to share the fruit they’re growing.

How can I get involved?

  • If you are linked to a primary school in Penarth, find out if there is a fruit tree being planted there.
  • Get in touch if you have fruit trees in your garden and would like to take part in a fruit sharing scheme in September.
  • Let us know of any community orchards that you think should go on our fruit sharing map.

For more information, get in touch with Rachel by email at rachelbaker81@gmail.com

Perllan Penarth is a pilot project brought to you by Gwyrddio Penarth Greening and Penarth Growing Community. The pilot is being funded through the gift of donations we received from the local community during our year-long ‘Growing Together – Grow-along’ project. The apple trees have been grown locally by Stephen Watts at Ediculture in Coed Hills, St Hilary.