The Neighbouring Orchard is looking for new growers!
Free apple trees available in Craigentinny, Restalrig and Lochend
Created by artist Annie Lord, The Neighbouring Orchard is a living artwork of 160 apple trees planted by individuals across Edinburgh and East Lothian, commissioned by Art Walk Projects. This winter we are looking to expand into Craigentinny, Restalrig and Lochend.
Would you like to be part of a community orchard with a difference? Our orchard is planted not in a single space but across individual gardens and shared spaces. Though separated by fences, paths and roads, the trees are linked by pollinators who fly between them.
The trees should be planted somewhere visible, in a front garden, a shared green, a community or workplace garden. We ask that once your trees bear fruit that you share its harvest with friends, family and neighbours.
The trees will be easiest to look after if you plant them in the ground but it’s possible to grow them in large pots or raised beds too. We’ll provide you with a stake and growing guide to get you started.
If you would like to part of the Neighbouring Orchard and live in the catchment area detailed in above map, please email email@example.com and include your street address and a line or two about where your tree will be planted and who it will be visible to.
The trees are free and will be available to plant around Jan-March 2024.
This is a chance to be part of a vibrant network of plants, people, communities and wildlife. We look forward to hearing from you!
Supported by The Mushroom Trust