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An Orchard Odyssey
An Orchard Odyssey

An Orchard Odyssey

Finding and Growing Tree Fruit in the City, Community and Garden


208 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $34.99 (US $34.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9780857843265

Rights: US & CA

UIT Cambridge Ltd. (Nov 2016)
Green Books


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An Orchard Odyssey is a gloriously illustrated resource for fruit lovers everywhere. Packed with practical ideas and inspiration, it encourages the reader to re-engage with tree fruit in new ways: look at it the right way and everyone can have an orchard. There are many ways of incorporating orchard living into your lifestyle, no matter how busy or short of space you are. Whether you have a few trees already or have always wanted an orchard of your own, this book illuminates the possibilities and enables you to make it a reality. Covering fruit in the environment, orchard heritage, and the role of the trees in garden and landscape design; An Orchard Odyssey shows you how to plant and care for your trees. Full of inspiring facts and promoting the 'five trees' orchard principle of orchards, it encourages the reader to embrace the orchards in a way that is personal to them.


"An entertaining and enlightening path through the rich history of orchards as well as their future . . . .  [It] . . . explains how to incorporate fruit trees into any design; with the right varieties, even the smallest garden can have an orchard of sorts." —Country Living

"If you've ever dreamt of growing fruit or planting and orchard, however small, this is packed with tips and inspiration." —Saga

"From scrumping, hedgerow fruits and King Henry VIII to the random seedling cider orchards of New America, this is a major contribution to pomology, offering education, history and entertainment." —Tom Burford, author, Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Growers, Gardeners and Cooks

Author Biography

Naomi is an established horticultural journalist, contributing to most of the major UK gardening magazines and several broadsheet newspapers on a frequent basis. She also gives talks on gardening and is a regular radio guest. With a degree in Biology and a lifelong interest in gardening, botany and the environment Naomi has, in recent years, taken over the restoration and management of the orchards at her childhood home in Wales. From where she has set up a successful micro-enterprise producing and selling boutique, single variety apple juice in the local community and beyond.