In October 2011, we launched a new project to establish an orchard on the Farm.
The Forty Hall Farm Orchard will occupy an 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 will be a demonstration project, where local people can come together to learn how to grow fruit and to share in its eating. It is being set up by a group of volunteers who meet regularly to plan and plant.
The Orchard 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. As well as promoting wildlife, the Orchard will promote the notion of a community orchard as a place where people can come together. To date, we have planted 34 trees and will be planting another 60 in winter 2012. The orchard 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, or to find out more about the orchard, contact us.
Keep up to date with the Orchard on Facebook.
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