The Southall Orchard Project is a community led initiative aimed at planting fruiting orchards throughout Southall. The goal is to have at least five publicly accessible orchards in place by 2020.
Following on from the successful implementation of the first community orchard in Southall Park last year, we are now on the verge of implementing phase 2 of the project at Southall Recreation Ground.
On Wednesday 1st March 2017, parents, children and teachers from local children’s centres and nearby schools will help plant the first batch of up to 45 fruit trees which will include multiple varieties of apples, pears, plums, damsons and more. Additionally, a variety of fruiting hedges (supplied by the Tree Council) will also be planted.
The orchard will then be completed with help from the wider community and Ealing Council’s Park Rangers on Saturday 4th March, 10am-3pm with an official ‘opening’ by the Mayor of Ealing Cllr. Dr. Patricia Walker. All are welcome to attend.
The planting event coincides with the ‘Great British Spring Clean Up’ so there will also be a litter pick around the park.
If you would like to help plant the orchard, you can reserve your place by sending an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org (this is not compulsory but would be appreciated).
Volunteers are asked to ensure that they wear sturdy foot wear and dress appropriate for the weather. Tools will be provided. All volunteers will also receive free refreshments.
Southall Recreation Ground is accessible from Recreation Rd, The Common, Tachbrook Rd and Florence Rd UB2.