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.

Origin of SCOG

Having become aware of the existence of community orchards in Nottinghamshire and through reading the literature of “Common Ground”, Max Winslow suggested to Stamford Town Council in 2002 that having failed in their attempt at a Millennium Meadow,  the Council should promote the idea of a Community Orchard  and help in its establishment.

Max Winslow was introduced to Richard Keeble, a local apple juice producer and apple historian. Together they worked as part of the “Stamford in Bloom” team where the idea of holding a local Apple Day was conceived and which subsequently came to fruition in 2004.

During this same period and following a fairly successful participation in the ”Stamford in Bloom“ competition, the team faded and arose again as Stamford Community Orchard Group . This was initially chaired by Richard Keeble; however Max Winslow soon took over and chaired this group with great skill until handing it over to Annie Hall in 2014.


Wed 15th November 2017
Monthly meeting to include talk on cider making around Europe.
Wed 20th December 2017
Monthly meeting to include talk on local community gardening project.
Sat 6th January 2018

Sat 17th February 2018
Prune & graft workshop.


Copyrights of SCOG

Stamford Community Orchard Group 2017