Beechbrae Orchard is home to 50 different varieties of Fruit trees (47 apple and 3 pear). The majority of fruit trees are Scottish Heritage Varieties which are well suited to our climate. We are in the process of developing it into a Forest Garden using Permaculture principles which is exciting.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have the help of pupils from 5 different Blackridge Primary classes to plant the trees. If you’d like more information about the various planting days have a look at our blog.
The fruit trees we have were planted thanks to grants from the Forth Valley Link as a part of the CSGN Orchard Grant Scheme. The orchard is also benefiting from the CSGN Orchard Futures Fund helping us develop.
The Forth Valley Orchard Initiative is funded by the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund. The Central Scotland Green Network Orchard Grant Scheme 2012/2013/2014/2015, which is part of the initiative, covers the whole of the CSGN area.