The Orchard contains 43 new fruit tree plantings of apple, pear and quince. These were planted during the winters of 2011 and 2012 as one year old, bare root trees.
The varieties were selected with the help of Chris Lanzack, fruit expert at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. All have been chosen for their resistance to common pests and disease of top fruit, removing the need for the application of preventative pesticides and fungicides. The varieties have also been selected with the site in mind, ensuring we cultivate fruit trees that are likely to grow well on our soil and in our local environmental conditions.
The Orchard has been created to link in with the Vegetable Collection, promoting sustainable development. When established the fruit will be harvested annually and donated to local charities.
For a list of varieties click here.