In October 2011, we set about planting a new, traditional orchard on the Farm. Since then, our Orchard volunteer group have planted over 120 fruit trees and over 300 fruiting hedgerow trees.
The Forty Hall Farm Orchard occupies a one acre site, alongside Forty Hall’s walled garden. Old maps of the Farm show there used to be an orchard on the same site in the 1830s.
The Orchard is being developed as a demonstration project, where local people can come together to learn how to grow fruit and to share in its eating. It has been carefully designed to ensure that it includes a wide variety of fruit trees and bushes, including heritage varieties that are local to London and Middlesex.
The Orchard is run by a group of volunteers, who meet regularly to work on the orchard and to plan future exploits! The group meets at Forty Hall Farm on the last Sunday of every month and is always looking for new members.
To join the orchard project and to find out details of our next meetings and activities, visit the Forty Hall Farm Orchard on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter @EnfieldOrchard.
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