Peach and Pippin

We are delighted to be taking part in the Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024
Our farm

Our farm is a 25 year old agroforestry orchard. We grow fruit trees in between rows of hazel. Originally a land settlement property in the 1930s, the tenant farmers raised pigs and poultry and ran market gardens.

Our agroforestry

Our land was planted as an orchard in 1999, and purchased by Ian Warder and Rebecca Leek in 2017. It is a 3.75 acre plot with over 400 fruit trees and bushes, a large glasshouse and polytunnel. The fruit trees are planted between hazel rows, which provide shelter for the fruit trees, nuts to eat and firewood when coppiced. The fruit trees are our crop between the agroforestry trees.

We grow apples, pears, plums, peaches, greengages, quince, damsons, grapes, figs and medlars and lots of berries and currants: raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, honeyberries, blueberries and blackcurrants and redcurrants. We grow cut flowers in our polytunnel and cucumbers, tomatoes, chillies, aubergine, salads and herbs in our greenhouse. We have around 100 chickens who live in the orchard and lay eggs for our local customers. We grow everything organically and sell our fruit and flowers locally and at an all organic Farmer’s Market in London (Growing Communities farmer’s market in Stoke Newington).

Here’s some photos of what we do:

how to find us

Our address is Peach and Pippin, 83 Hungerdown Lane Lawford CO11 2LY. If you use the whole name and address in google maps it will show you exactly where we are.

What3words: ///huddling.palm.compounds

agroforestry open weekend 2024

Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024 we will be open Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th (see below)

please don’t just turn up

Please register and book a slot for a free tour for groups of 6 to 10 at 10am, 1pm or 3.30pm. Through a grant from Defra we are able to offer these tours for free. A short form will need to be completed by one person in the group.

It is essential that you book so we can manage numbers

Use this link to book or email


There will be tea, coffee, cakes and apple juice to buy, as well as a wide range of jams, chutneys and pickles made from our lovely organic produce.


Parking is limited. Extra space is available on Harwich Road, at the end of Tile Barn Lane, 5 minutes walk away.

Manningtree station is a 7 minute taxi ride away. (Best to book a taxi) or a 20 minute cycle ride (there is a big hill!)


Sorry, no dogs as we have animals.

disability access

Most of the site is grass, so it could be tricky for a wheelchair or mobility scooter. The plus side is that it is a small compact site!

more information?

Email or call Ian on 07890 032475

@peachandpippin Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

We also welcome class visits from schools, colleges and other groups to enable outdoor learning about organic farming, biodiversity, permaculture and food production. If you or someone you know are interested please email to arrange a future visit. These visits are free through a grant from Defra.