Getting involved


Join in protecting this wonderful piece of English countryside

The Standen Fruit Farm Community Association is a UK charity that works to maintain this historic Kentish orchard. It’s run entirely by volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the 50+ acres provide a haven for wildlife and that the extensive number of apple and cherry trees are looked after for the benefit of all. 

We welcome new members to the Association who share the ideals of the founders who had the vision to protect this important site in the 1980s.  

Volunteer work morning

Our next working morning for plot owners, volunteers and trustees will take place on Saturday 7 August at 10.00 a.m.

This is a great chance to get involved with some of the routine maintenance tasks at the orchard, as well as to meet some of the Association's members, plot owners and others who have an interest in this remarkable traditional orchard.

Meet us on Saturday 7 August at the gate opposite Chapel House from 10.00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there - and it's as much a social occasion as a working one, so don't worry if you aren't able to help with physical tasks. We'd just love to meet you!

Volunteer! There are so many ways to lend a helping hand

We always need volunteers for winter pruning of trees through to apple picking in the autumn. 

We welcome new volunteers to the small family that ensures Standen Street Fruit Farm is maintained for today and for future generations.


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Make a donation today

We welcome donations of any size to support the work of the Association. Donations can be made via PayPal by selecting the amount you would like to give. You do  not need a PayPal account as the system allows debit and credit cards to be used. 


How Donations Are Used

Your donation goes towards the essential maintenance of Standen Street Fruit Farm in the heart of the Kent countryside.

From pruning to grass cutting, ditch maintenance to identifying the apple varieties, every penny makes a positive contribution to making sure this important piece of English heritage is kept in the best possible condition for today and for generations to come.


Giving By CheQUE
You can make a donation by cheque payable to Standen Fruit Farm Community Orchard Association and sending it to

Mrs Helga-Marie Goulton, Treasurer, SFFCOA
Tarifa, Fairglen Road, Wadhurst, TN5 6JL, United Kingdom


Upcoming events



  Standen Orchard Volunteer Morning

10.00 a.m, The Orchard, opposite Chapel House

Join plot owners, trustees and volunteers for some general upkeep work in the Orchard and get to know more about the Orchard and our new noble chafer beetle project!



Standen at Hawkhurst Makers’ Fair

Come and meet some of the Standen Fruit Farm Community Orchard Association trustees and members at Hawkhurst Makers’ Fair at The Moor, TN18 4NX from 10.00 a.m.



AGM and Apple Day

The annual meeting for Association Members, and the Apple Day at the Orchard, a fun day out for all the family

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