Join Orchard Link

Make the most of your orchard and enjoy the benefits.

Individual Membership now costs just £12 per year.

Benefits of membership

 Those with ticks, exclusive to current paid members

  •  Access to hire Orchard Link’s pressing, milling and pasteurisation equipment provided your place of hire is in our hire area (see note below and Hire Page).
  •  Three newsletters a year containing seasonal advice, topical articles and a diary of training and orchard events (a year ahead of the newsletter being on the website).
  •  Priority booking and a reduced rate at Orchard Link pruning, grafting and orchard management training days and cider-making workshops.
  •  Opportunities to visit orchards and cider makers and meet other members.
  •  An invitation to our annual gathering.
  •  Access to our Harvestline exchange (a list of contacts for buying and selling apples).
  • A link to other orchard enthusiasts and experts in the area, enabling you to get advice, add to your knowledge and exchange ideas.

About Orchard Link membership

Membership runs for twelve months from whenever you join. At present we offer one category of membership: Individual Membership (£12 a year). From April 2021 we will be introducing an additional category of Group Membership (£20 a year).  This will be for organisations and community orchard groups who will be able to nominate up to five members of their group to hire equipment on behalf of the group, receive our newsletters by email and to qualify for the members’ discount rate when booking on Orchard Link courses and events.

Around Christmas, we will email those who will be switching to Group Membership to explain the process to get 5 people registered under their Group.

Your can pay your subscription using your PayPal account, or create an account or by using your credit or debit card if you do not want to join PayPal.  When it comes to renewal you can renew at any time before your subscription expires; the new year will start on the expiry of the old, whatever date you choose to renew.  If you let your subscription expire, you can still login to renew, but other member pages will be closed to you.

Note: To protect us against possible fraudulent loss of equipment, new members hiring for the first time will be required to submit evidence of their address; we will contact you after you have made your booking to facilitate this.

Protecting your personal data

We will take care to protect the information you are providing us with, and will not pass it on to any other party. The way we safeguard, use and store your personal data is set out in our privacy policy, together with your rights to have it amended or removed at any time.

Joining Orchard Link

Click on the button below to be taken to the registration form.  Please note that if you are paying by PayPal, your Paypal email must EXACTLY match the email you enter in the Registration Form (gmail and googlemail are NOT the same thing to our website).  As well as submitting your details you will choose a username and a password.  You should then log in.  Once you have logged in as a Basic member you should follow the link to pay for your membership.  Once that is processed you will have full access to the website, including the Hire Booking page and the Hire Calendar.