BROWICK ROAD COMMUNITY ORCHARD PROJECT

Greening Wymondham are very pleased to announce this exciting project opportunity.

We recently put together a proposal for a small community orchard on a partly neglected area of the Rec on the eastern side opposite Gunton Road that runs down to the edge of the Ayton Road car park.  This was presented to Wymondham Town Council who have given permission for it.

The proposal to the right gives further details, but in brief it is to plant a collection of local variety heritage fruit trees surrounded by wildflowers to improve the area.  The idea is to create the orchard by the community for the community and to this end the work will be carried out by volunteers.  

To start with we are working on the top section nearest Browick Road.  In two sessions we have removed the turf from two areas, planted a few hundred Wild Daffodil bulbs, which are native to the UK, and sown wildflower seeds.  The turf has been removed from these areas to give the wildflowers the best chance of establishing themselves.  You can see photos of our work so far in the gallery below.

 

Our next session will be Saturday 26th November between 10am-12pm, meeting at the entrance to the Rec directly opposite the Gunton Road junction.

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Peter from Greening Wymondham explaining the Community Orchard Project
Peter from Greening Wymondham explaining the Community Orchard Project

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We had a great turn out at our information session
We had a great turn out at our information session

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All smiles as we finished clearing the slope in one session!
All smiles as we finished clearing the slope in one session!

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Peter from Greening Wymondham explaining the Community Orchard Project
Peter from Greening Wymondham explaining the Community Orchard Project

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