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Saturday, September 15
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wolverton Community Orchard


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Organised by: Wolverton Community Orchard

This Harvest Celebration we will be inviting the community to come and see the orchard in all its splendour transformed by the community for all to enjoy. From being a disused allotment site, a flytipping area in 2003 to what it is now: an oasis in the middle of our town hosting over 55 mixed fruit trees, an accessible sensory garden, wildlife area, wildlife pond, Dragon Mountain earth sculpture, school and community veg plots, Willow feature, polytunnel and an Old Victorian Railway Carriage.

Wolverton Community Orchard Harvest Celebration will be a Community Event combining art, culture and the sharing of knowledge and skills. The community will be encouraged to pick and taste the fruits of our labour in our mixed fruit orchard. There will be produce, crafts, plants and cut flower stalls.

We will be serving delicious homemade cakes and fruit pies from our Old Victorian Railway Carriage and hosting a barbecue. We will have live music from local musicians and entertainers, Ernie with his old-fashioned barrel organ, children’s crafts, face-painting and bug and treasure hunts. There will be beautiful displays of artworks, many created by orchard volunteers. There will be conducted tours throughout the afternoon where the orchard story will be told, where the community will have the opportunity to ask questions on all aspects of the creation of the Orchard and have the chance to speak to the volunteers and professionals involved in its creation.

Our Wolverton Community Orchard is a demonstration of what can be achieved when a community work together, sharing knowledge, skills and a love of wildlife, nature, art and our heritage.

Access: Wheelchair access. On-site accessible toilets. Assistance dogs welcome. Pushchair/pram friendly.

No need to book for tour of the orchard and polytunnel, community shed and railway carriage.

Directions:Wolverton Community Orchard is situated in the alleyway off Woburn Avenue. It is possible to enter the alleyway by car and drop off passengers at the sensory garden gate or main gate of the Orchard, but cars cannot stay in the alleyway and must drive to the end of alleyway and out onto Western Road.

Car parking area in Woburn Avenue opposite Woburn Avenue Cemetery Main Gate, Wolverton.

Contact: Yvonne Galuszka email yvonnegalu@gmail.com

Websites: www.facebook.com/mixedfruitorchard and http://www.wolvertonandgreenleystowncouncil.gov.uk/Green_Spaces_2201.aspx