Juicing in North Holmwood on October 24, 2015.

Our final juicing event of the year takes place this Saturday at the Holmwood Marketplace at the Village Hall on Spook Hill in North Holmwood.  The post code is RH5 4JP.

This is the big one!  Bring your washed apples and we’ll turn them into fresh juice.

Our annual apple pressing is the major fundraising effort of Dorking Community Orchard.  In return for pressing your apples we ask that you either give us half your crop so we can sell it for our funds or donate £1 a litre if you want all your juice.  For example, 100kg of apples will produce 50 litres of juice.  You can either give us 25 litres of juice which we will sell for £2 a litre and you can keep the rest.  Or you can give us £1 a litre and take all the juice.

Please note that the juice is fresh and unpasteurised.  It should be drunk or frozen within a day or two of pressing.  Next year we hope to offer pasteurising and bottling for longer-lasting juice.


Picnic at the orchard on June 20!

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There is going to be a picnic at Dorking Community Orchard on June 20th starting at 4PM.

Everyone welcome!

Bring food, games,drawing materials…

Take part in a nature walk around the orchard or enjoy the view.

Bonfire will be lit at dusk.

Park near St.Martin’s Primary School or at the Ranmore allotments. Refreshments provided by the 5th Dorking (URC) Scout Group in aid of Nepal. Donations welcome.




Juicing! October 2014

Yes, it’s juicing time again and Dorking Community Orchard will be out with our brand new press taking your apples and turning them into fresh juice.

Here are the dates, times, and locations:

Saturday 11 October 9-1 on the Dorking High Street next to Food Float in front of Barclays Bank.

Saturday 18 October 10-2 in the courtyard in front of the Dorking Museum

Saturday, 25 October 12:30-3:00 at the Holmwood Marketplace at the Village Hall in North Holmwood.

Call Jane at 07546-217-793 for more details or email us at orchardfriend@gmail.com

The Lost Orchards of Dorking –an exhibition at Dorking Museum


We are pleased to announce that our exhibition “The Lost Orchards of Dorking” opens on Thursday, 29 August at the Dorking Museum.

The exhibition will continue through December of this year.

“The Lost Orchards of Dorking” examines the historic importance of fruit production in Dorking and the villages.  We have looked at maps, received testimonies of residents, and found some great stories about the role of fruit trees in our community.

We hope you enjoy seeing the exhibition as much as we have enjoyed pulling it together.

On October 19th, Dorking Community Orchard will be at the Museum during our annual apple juicing.  We will be just outside the building on West Street so bring your apples along and we can juice them for you.  If you need help getting your apples there please let us know…we may be able to transport them for you.  Contact us at orchardfriend@gmail.com or call Jane at 07546-217-793.

The Museum staff are arranging some activities for families about fruit and orchards for half-term.  Watch this space and we’ll post the details soon.

For more information visit the Museum’s website here.