Public Orchards

City Fruit stewards and harvests from fruit trees in both private and public access orchards. Private orchards can range in size from small backyard fruit tree clusters, to rows of mature heirloom fruit trees. Public access orchards also take many different forms!  At Holy Cross Orchard in Bellevue, clusters of apple, plum, and quince trees thrive under the ownership and care of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  In contrast, the many fruit trees along parts of the 20 mile Burke Gilman Trail are stewarded by the city as well as by neighborhood community groups.  Each of our public orchards are unique in their historical background, community connection, and maintenance requirements.

 

Our team at City Fruit strives to support gardeners and orchardists in the work they do within public access orchards.  We assist with orchard tasks such as pruning, mulching, pest management, harvest, and orchard clean-up.  We also strive to connect neighbors to public orchards through volunteer and workshop opportunities in order to support social and environmental resiliency in our local food system.  

 

To see the range of public orchards that City Fruit currently supports, explore the map below.

Click on the [expand map button] in the upper right corner to see the full view of the map, including the map key and icon descriptors.  

To zoom in or out, use the +/- keys in the bottom left corner, or use your mouse wheel when hovering over the map.

To view the map sites, click on the map icons: green tree icons represent public orchards; orange grocery icons represent food banks and meal programs; and red knife and spoon icons represent diversion partners. 

For more detailed background and history descriptions for each of the orchards, please click on the name of the orchard in the lists below.  Orchards are organized by geographic region in the Seattle or Greater Seattle area. 

North Seattle Orchards

Piper’s Orchard

950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177

 

Meadowbrook Playfield Park

10533 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

 

Freeway Estates Community Orchard

 6020 6th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

 

Picardo Farm P-Patch

8040 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Linden Orchard P-Patch

Linden Ave N & N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Meridian Playground Orchard

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Good Shepherd Center Orchard

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

Burke Gilman Trail Orchard 

2400 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Central Seattle Orchards

Queen Pea P-Patch

5th Ave N &, Howe St, Seattle, WA 98109

 

Danny Woo Community Garden

620 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

 

Bradner P-Patch

1750 Bradner Pl S, Seattle, WA 98144

Amy Yee Tennis Center

28th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

 

Dr. Jose Rizal Park

1007 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

South Seattle Orchards

Maplewood Park

4801 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

 

Brandon Street P-Patch

4625 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98118

 

Angel Morgan P-Patch

3956 S Morgan St, Seattle, WA 98118

Martha Washington Park

6612 57th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

 

Rainier Beach Community Center 

8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

West Seattle Orchards

High Point Orchard 

3108 SW Graham St, Seattle, WA 98126

Greater Seattle Area Orchards

McAuliffe Park

10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

4315 129th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

City Soil Farm

1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057

Are you a community member, gardener, or orchardist that works within a public orchard not included here?  We’d love to work with you!  Contact [email protected].