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The aim of the Bradwell Community Orchard project is to create, develop and sustain an orchard within the village of Bradwell for the benefit of the community. Do come and join us – new members are always welcome.
Open from 10am Sunday 12 June.
In early 2011 we planted 40 different fruit trees, including old and local varieties of apple, pear, plum and cherry. Bradwell’s Junior and Infant schools have been involved planting trees and studying the wildlife in the orchard. Many local people contributed by sponsoring trees while other funds came from the Co-op Community Fund and the Parish Council. Pluscarden Abbey, in the north of Scotland , sent us several trees too. We planted a mixed species hedge with trees given by the Woodland Trust. A local beekeeper is helping us keep three hives in the orchard. There’s plenty going on!
The trees are now fruitful, and we hope that people will find a favourite amongst all the different varieties. After all, you can’t buy a Court Pendu Plat in the shops! In the meantime Michlow Orchard can be enjoyed as a special place. We ask that you keep the gate shut to stop trespassing sheep, and not exercise your dog there.