About THE ORCHARD
Haggerston Orchard and Community Garden is based in a quiet corner of Haggerston Park. We grow a variety of fruit trees and soft fruits along with edible and medicinal herbs. We also have a protected space with raised beds for members of the local community to grow annual vegetables.
It is run entirely by volunteers. We build with recycled and waste materials and harvest rainwater. In addition to growing food, we also work to create habitat and wild spaces for wildlife in the middle of Hackney.
The aim of the project is to create a sustainable fruit and nut bearing orchard that requires a minimal amount of maintenance and is run following permaculture techniques including companion planting.