Welcome to the website of the Trumpington Community Orchard Project (TCOP), a community orchard in Trumpington, Cambridge UK.
TCOP was founded in 2007, with help from Cambridge City Council, BBC Breathing Places and the Co-Operative Bank. We are a not-for-profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers.
Our project aims to improve biodiversity and habitat for wildlife and plants, maintaining a community green space in which to grow local food, preserve heritage apple varities and help combat climate change.
History of the TCOP
Since acquiring the site, rubbish from many years of fly tipping has been removed and the site has been fenced in order to discourage further tipping. In Autumn 2007 bird and bat boxes were placed in the cherry thicket and on the 6th January 2008 much of the hedgrow was planted. In February 2008 the hedgerow was completed. We planted nineteen Cambridgeshire Heritage apple trees and two plums, representing the full range of heritage fruit trees for Cambridgeshire.
Planning your visit
Everyone is welcome to visit the Orchard. The site has free public access, and the gate is wheelchair accessible, although there are no hard paths inside. We have picnic tables and a small litter bin, so please take your rubbish home with you. There are no toilet facilities on site. Dogs (except assistance dogs) must be kept outside, where there are secure places to tie up your dog, and an adjacent dog loo bin.
So come along, enjoy the space and look around. If you would like to come to an event, help to maintain the site or volunteer for any activities, you will find details and contact information within the blog.
Thanks for your interest in the Trumpington Community Orchard Project.
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