We are a young organisation born in August 2014 with the intention that one day locals can harvest, cook with shared recipes and then eat produce from the fruit trees they planted with their own hands. Our site is in the heart of White Gum Valley, Fremantle, adjacent to Hazel Orme Kindergarten.

In October 2019 we celebrated 5 years onsite and all our orchard in the ground and starting to produce delicious harvests. We have also negotiated another 5 year licence with City of Fremantle.

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To find out more about our full vision, view our Youtube video and explore this website or Facebook (White Gum Valley Community Orchard).

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Our Concept Plan

Anyone ever tried a fruit from the Davidson’s Plum?! We look forward to taste testing it along with some white sapotes, mangoes, midyim berries, plums, macadamias…to name but a few of the many fruits and nuts we are now growing in the orchard.  We have started to turn our dream into reality of community harvests and culinary gatherings centred on the produce we grow or within the neighbourhood.

In January 2015, our skilled orchard member Zoe Williamson, led a workshop with the committee and interested members to design the placement of all our future trees according to sun, water and space requirements. The resulting concept plan isn’t set in stone though. Our tree list will change over time as we learn more from each other and the saplings’ success or otherwise.

In October 2016 we planted our citrus grove and this marked a significant point in the establishment of the orchard, with the majority of trees now in the ground. In the summer of 2016-17 the first harvests began with bananas and tamarillos. The lilly pillies and icecream bean were next.

​We have been successful with two Federal Government Stronger Communities grants in 2016 and 2019/20 to co-fund our two built structures onsite – our glorious shed and picnic shelter.

In 2022 with some City of Fremantle grant funding, we extended our path to enable good accessibility to and through the orchard. We also installed a custom-designed tuart slab seat for a peaceful sit under the banana palms.

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Busy bee & Social Sundowner – Feb 18, 2024 **Delayed start: 4pm

In celebration of 10 years onsite, we holding the first of a series of events – starting with a Sunday Sundowner following a busy bee (**Note delayed start due to extreme heat):
    Busy Bee  Sunday Feb 18th. 4pm- 5pm
    Sundowner with pizza & salad 5 – 6:30pm

Everyone is welcome!

Our 10th AGM coming up – Sunday 19/11 3:30pm

Sunday afternoon of Nov 19th 3:15 for 3:30 start. Join online or come in person to a backyard meeting at Steph’s house.  Email us for more details.  Come to listen and find out more, or getting more involved through the committee or supporting the committee.

Busy Bee Saturday Oct 21 from 2:30pm

Join our friendly group of gardeners to tackle a range of gardening and cleanup jobs in the Orchard on Saturday afternoon. From weeding and watering to spreading manure and rock dust to our hungry tropical zone, there is a job for everyone.