In the Spring of 2013 the staff of Waitrose, Paddock Wood, donated funds to purchase several apple, pear, quince, plum, gage and nut species so that a Community Orchard could be created.  The trees were deliverd on March 7th 2013 and they were planted by Steve Songhurst, Peter Prince and staff members from Waitrose Paddock Wood in the centre of the alloted field. These tress will form the basis of the future community orchard  development and hopefully in a few years time the town will be reaping the rewards.