Welcome to the Colwall Orchard Group (COG) website.
Orchards form an important part of the landscape within and surrounding the village of Colwall, in Herefordshire. They are places where people and nature exist in harmony - indeed a mutually supportive relationship. Magical places to delight and uplift the spirit throughout the seasons.
For many years Colwall was a productive centre for the growing, harvesting and processing of fruit. Whilst the economics of orchards have changed we continue to explore ways to sustain this wonderful part of our nature heritage. We want orchards to remain an important part of the Colwall landscape bringing benefits for people and nature.
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and please take a moment to drop us a line. Better still, come to visit us in Colwall!
Colwall Orchard Trust Ltd, known as Colwall Orchard Group, is a company limited by guarantee and a charity.
We are located in the village of Colwall, close to the Malvern Hills on the Herefordshire - Worcestershire border.
Inspired by the Common Ground movement Colwall Orchard Group was founded in 2007.
Since that time we have grown as an organisation and we now have a Board of Trustees and over two hundred members who act as volunteers working to put our ideas into practice.
COG exists to restore, promote and celebrate orchards. We do this by:
- Practical management of new and veteran orchards.
- Regular social events and orchard-related activities.
- Training and educational sessions.
- Processing and selling our orchard produce;
- Providing consultancy services.
- Researching our local orchard heritage.