The Old Orchard

Friends of Broomhill purchased the Old Orchard site in May 2018 with raised funds and match funding from Medway Council.  Our aim is to incorporate the Old Orchard into a unified and extended Broomhill Park, that will be protected from development for all time.

The volunteer group meet every Thursday morning at 10am in the car park. We always appreciate and welcome more helpers so please join us if you can! Work in the Old Orchard has really progressed and the main pathways have been cleared for easy access although this is still ongoing.  The entrances have been clearly marked with new signs.

Engraved bricks...

We are delighted that the engraved bricks have arrived! These have been purchased as part of our 'Grow the Park' sponsorship packages which helped raise the funds to purchase the Old Orchard. We are looking forward to using these in the near future. We will keep you updated on our ideas and progress for these bricks - watch this space!

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Do you have skills and/or equipment that you are willing to share?

If you have skills that you think we could benefit from and you are willling to give us an hour or two of your time then please get in touch. We can do most of the tasks by hand with our group of volunteers but some mechanical help would move the project on at a faster pace. In particular we are currently in need of: 

  • Chainsaw and someone qualified to use it
  • Brush cutter with trained operator
  • Chipper up to 3" capacity
  • Hard landscaping skills (e.g. mini digger/building skills)

If you can help please contact us now (details below).

Map of the Old Orchard

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A work in progress...


The Old Orchard Long Term Plans
(click to view)