Community orchards

There are 3 community orchards in Arun and they are great places to meet, relax or get active by helping to care for the trees and their surroundings.

They encourage biodiversity, education and help to preserve rare Sussex varieties of apple.  

To find out more about our orchards, or learn how to get involved, contact our us by email or phone 01903 737960. 


Herington's Field Community Orchard

Where: Heringtons Field, Fitzalan Road, Arundel, BN18 9JP

Herington’s Field is Arun’s newest orchard and all of the tree varieties – which include Crawley Beauty apple trees and Conference pear trees - are connected to Sussex.

The orchard project is funded by Arun Wellbeing and there is a  Friends Group that was established to help manage the orchard. Pupils from Arundel Church of England School are also helping as part of an ongoing school project.

Bognor Regis

Rife Community Orchard

Where: Felpham Recreation Ground, Brooks Lane, Bognor Regis, PO22 8AT

This orchard was planted in winter 2012 and has a very active working party that meet regularly to create a biodiverse space, plant new trees and maintain the orchard. 

The community orchard is run by the Greener Bognor Network, who work with the Parks Service to maintain and support it.


Maltravers Community Orchard

Where: Maltravers Leisure Gardens, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5EY

This orchard was planted in December 2012 with the help of local residents, River Beach Primary School, Worthing and Arun Mind and Brighton Permaculture Trust. It was funded by Arun Wellbeing.

A walnut tree was donated to celebrate the years anniversary by the Chairman of Worthing and Arun Mind.