Littleover Community Orchard

Community Orchard

A Community Orchard has been created in the western most field of the Millennium Wood Park nearest Moorway Lane.

The Derby City Council Parks Department chose and supplied the trees and FOLPs with local school pupils planted them in the winter of 2011/12. The orchard has many different varieties of   Apples,  Pears

Damsons, Gages, Plums, Cherries,

Hazlenuts and Filberts.

The trees are now producing fruit. If it helps we will put up posters explaining when which fruit ripen and when to pick them.

Orchard Website Links

  Common Ground - promotes community environmental projects and traditional orchards

  Brogdale Collections - national fruit collection, orchards, identification, courses, etc.

  Orchard Network - working together for traditional orchards, biodiversity, courses, etc.


   1. Arthur Turner

   2. Bountiful

   3. Bramley’s Seedling

   4. Charles Ross

   5. Discovery

   6. Egremont Russet

   7. Falstaff

   8. Fiesta

   9. Golden Delicious

10. Greensleeves

11. James Grieve

12. Laxton’s Superb

13. Lord Derby

14. Lord Lambourne

15. Newton Wonder

16. Rev.W.Wilks

17. Sunset

18. Winter Gem

19. Worcester Pearmain

21. Damson ‘King Damson’  

22. Damson ‘Merryweather’

23. Plum ‘Denniston’s Superb’

24. Plum ‘Marjories Seedling’

25. Plum ‘Opal’

26. Plum ‘Oullin’s Golden Gage’

27. Plum ‘Czar’

28. Plum ‘Victoria’

29. Pear ‘Beth’

30. Pear ‘Conference’

31. Pear ‘Doyenne du Comice’

32. Pear ‘Louise Bonne of Jersey’

33. Pear ‘William’s Bon Cretian’

34. Cherry ‘Bigarreau Napoleon’  (colt)

35. Cherry ‘Cherokee’  (colt)

36. Cherry ‘Colney’ (colt)

37. Cherry ‘Early Rivers’ (colt)

38. Cherry ‘Hannaford’ (colt)

39. Cherry ‘Morello’ (colt)

40. Cherry ‘Penny Malden’ (colt)

41. Cherry ‘Stella’ (colt)

42. Cherry ‘Zoe’ (colt)

43. Medlar Original Bush (on Quince A)

44. Nut (Filbert) Kentish Cob, (bush)

45. Nut (Cobnut) Pearson’s Prolific,                                                             (bush)

46. Nut (Filbert) Red Filbert, (bush)

47. Nut (Filbert) White Filbert, (bush)





Growing Littleover Orchard

 In March 2018 we ran a fund raising campaign on with the following goals

 - To plant new trees - replacing 22 lost to disease and damage and  planting 40 new trees is a new section of the orchard - in about 20 different varieties of apples, pears, cherries, plums, etc. Some will be old favourites, some will be heritage varieties, to help to preserve the wonderful choice of orchard fruit that we have in this country. Including some crab-apples, a cider apple, apples original to Derbyshire, pears and plums.

- To show on an interpretation board where to find the varieties of fruit, and when to pick and when to eat them, and a bit about the special ones,

 also with names of larger sponsors of the appeal.

- To install a bench for visitors to enjoy the view of the ‘old’ (2011+) orchard with the view over the Trent Valley.

   We are very grateful for the donations received during and after the campaign. The CrowdFunder campaign raised £995, which after expenses gave enough money to replace the 22 lost trees in the ‘old’ Orchard, together with supports, weed mats, rabbit guards, etc. The planting was again assisted by Derby Moor Academy pupils.

    Further donations will enable us to plant more trees and plan the information board. Thank you for all your support.

    For the CrowdFunder campaign we created a fruit tree design which is very attractive on a T-shirt or sweat-shirt. If you would like a shirt printed with a design to encourage you to make a donation then do email us via the Contact page.
The designs can be seen on our                                                         webpage.

       Please, help create the best community orchard in Derbyshire !!

                  Thanks for your support !

  Pupils from Derby Moor Academy helping Friends of Littleover Parks and   Parks Dept staff plant the first sections of the Orchard in December 2011

  Orchard Appeal Rewards

Orchard Appeal Rewards

Local Orchards

Overseal Community Orchard, near Swadlincote, S.Dbys.

Kirk Langley Community Orchard, Dbys.

Wessington Cider Orchard, nr, Alfreton, Dbys

Calke Abbey, kitchen garden orchard, Natinal Trust, Ticknall, Dbys

Jubilee Community Allotment Orchard, near Coalville, Leics

Woodhouse Eaves Community Orchard, Leicestershire, LE12 8RW

East Markham Heritage Orchard, Notts, NG22 0SS.

 © Friends of Littleover Parks 2019