Borrow our kit!

SCOG has an apple press and other essential cider making equipment; we are happy to loan this out to groups for events. Click here

Join us!
If you could offer a few hours a month you could be just the person we are looking for. We need help at our planning meetings at the Crown Hotel (third Wednesday of each month) and at events like our Apple Day and workshops, or in our community orchard in Christchurch Close. You'll certainly learn more about our fantastic local apple heritage, help to preserve and promote it, and work with an enthusiastic and friendly volunteer team. So please email for more information.

There is a meeting at 7.30pm every third Wednesday of the month at The Crown Hotel. All welcome.

About Us

We are a non-profit making group based in the Lincolnshire market town of Stamford. Our aim is to preserve the old orchards that still exist in the town, to establish new orchards and to rediscover old apple varieties.

The development and maintenance of these orchards will help maintain a threatened habitat and preserve the unique wildlife associated with it.

Wherever possible these orchards will become a community resource – an open space to play and relax in. Hopefully, in time, they can become a focus for community-based activities.

Our objectives are:


  • to rediscover Stamford’s lost apples.
  • to create a stock of these for planting in orchards and gardens locally.


  • to establish Community Orchards.
  • to make the orchards into open space amenities for local people accessible at all times by all of the community.


  • to preserve the wildlife lost in the destruction of old orchards and trees.


  • to encourage local schools to use the orchards both new and restored, as an educational resource.

We welcome offers of help and support as well as donations to help fund our activity.

If you are interested, can help, or would like further information then please contact us



Wed 17th May 2017 6:00pm
Visit to Castor apple orchards
Wed 21st June 2017
Cider tasting at Annie's home
Sat 7th October 2017
Apple Day
October 2017
Monthly meeting to include local apple tasting
Sat 6th January 2018
February 2018
Prune & graft workshop

Copyrights of SCOG

Stamford Community Orchard Group 2017