The Orchard contains 43 apple, pear and quince trees 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, a 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 in our soil and local environmental conditions.
The Orchard links with the Plants That Changed the World display, promoting sustainable development.