Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New sign for the orchard 28 March 2017

"Where is the Mayow Park community orchard? I didn't know there was one in the park."
This is a frequent question and comment.
When people are shown the trees near the tennis courts that make the orchard,  they confirm that they have seen the trees but have never realised that they are an orchard.
There was a sign at the orchard back in 2012 but it was vandalised and had to be removed.
We now have a wonderful new laminated sign.
This new sign was prepared by the Friends of Mayow Park working with The Orchard Project, Greenscene and Glendale.
Steve, Glendale's 'maintenance man' as I like to call him, made a wooden board for the new sign back at the workshop.
Today, 28th March, Steve and his team put the sign up. Thank you guys!
In the longer term we hope to get a more permanent sign.
Look at the orchard when you visit the park over the coming days as some of the trees are coming into blossom. The two plum trees are already in flower. Some of the apples and pears will be next but one apple tree is very late flowering- called Crawley Beauty.

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