What is orchard?

  • (noun): Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth.
    Synonyms: grove, woodlet, plantation


An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. Orchards comprise fruit or nut-producing trees which are grown for commercial production. Orchards are also sometimes a feature of large gardens, where they serve an aesthetic as well as a productive purpose. A fruit garden is generally synonymous with an orchard, although it is set on a smaller non-commercial scale and may emphasize berry shrubs in preference to fruit trees.

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Anlene Orchard Mile - History
... The Anlene Orchard Mile was first launched in Singapore in 2007 and was sponsored by Anlene, a dairy nutrition corporation ... Although Anlene Orchard Mile is a running event, participants can walk the race according to their own fitness level ... For 2007 and 2008, the official beneficiary of the Anlene Orchard Mile has been the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore (the local chapter of the International ...
Lytes Cary - The Gardens - The Orchard
... The orchard is crossed by wide mown paths meeting at a central sundial ... The orchard can be viewed from the Raised Walk on its east side, another idea copied from Avebury Manor ...
Anlene Orchard Mile
... The Anlene Orchard Mile is a sporting event exclusive to women held in Singapore where women either run or walk a mile (1.6 kilometres) on a straight course down Singapore’s most famous and ... The flag-off for the mile begins near the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and ends near Orchard MRT Station where participants run past famous landmarks such as the Istana, the President’s place of ...
Orchard Conservation and Promotion Organisations and Schemes Within England
... for the maintenance, enhancement or re-creation of historical orchards ... The 'Orchard Link' organisation provides advice on how to manage and restore the county of Devon's orchards, as well as enabling the local community to use the local orchard produce ... An organisation called 'Orchards Live' carries out similar work in North Devon ...
Pinkerton National Detective Agency - Steunenberg Murder and Trial
... Harry Orchard was arrested by the Idaho police and confessed to Pinkerton agent James McParland that he assassinated former Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho in 1905 ... Orchard testified (unsuccessfully) under threat of hanging against Western Federation of Miners president Big Bill Haywood, naming him as hiring the hit ... Orchard received a death sentence, but it was commuted ...

Famous quotes containing the word orchard:

    This saying good-by on the edge of the dark
    And the cold to an orchard so young in the bark
    Reminds me of all that can happen to harm
    An orchard away at the end of the farm....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    ... transform
    into our flesh our
    deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
    living in the orchard and being
    hungry, and plucking
    the fruit.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Some spring the white man came, built him a house, and made a clearing here, letting in the sun, dried up a farm, piled up the old gray stones in fences, cut down the pines around his dwelling, planted orchard seeds brought from the old country, and persuaded the civil apple-tree to blossom next to the wild pine and the juniper, shedding its perfume in the wilderness. Their old stocks still remain.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)