We've had a lot of help from local organisations to get our orchards planted.

Newbury Town Council - ran the original competition for ideas to improve access to local food that finally led to the founding of GNG.
The Town Council have provided us with land in public parks to set up our projects and the parks team have helped in the groundwork, supplied us with fencing and continue to maintain the grass around the orchards.

Waitrose - Partners from Waitrose Newbury donated 35 trees as their contribution to celebrating 75 years of partnership with John Lewis. The trees came from the Longstock Nursery, just south of Andover. The trees were used at City Rec, Digby Road and Newbury Hospital.

Jo Daly, the Mayor of Newbury, local residents and a posse of staff from Waitrose join together to unveil the new information sign for the Digby Road orchard on August 28th 2014.

Similar boards have been erected at the other orchard sites

Newbury Hospital - we supplied plum and pear trees for their new therapeutic garden in the hospital grounds. The garden is run by hospital staff and patients.


These nurseries have provided us with trees for the projects:
Southern Fruit Trees - http://www.southernfruittrees.co.uk/ - based in the village of Blackmoor near Liss in Hampshire. The nurseries is fully open between November and April and can be visited at other times by appointment. The owner Mike is very helpful and the nursery sells a wide range of varieties both old and modern.

Bernwode Nurseries - http://www.bernwodeplants.co.uk/ - located in Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire. Specialises in conserving and growing old traditional fruit varieties - most of our rare Berkshire trees came from here and their catalogue is a goldmine for traditional and rare English varieties.

Greenacres Landscapes and Nursery - http://www.greenacres-landscapes.co.uk - a new partner for 2014, Greenacres can be found in Pamber Green just north of Basingstoke. We met one of their employees when canvassing for the Sayers Close orchard and visited the nursery to find some exciting new varieties to plant.