Residents of Berry Hill have formed a group to create a community orchard on an area of Forestry Commission land. The land will be provided for the community on a one-year renewable license (see document in side bar). The group aims to create a wildlife-friendly space that is open and accessible for the whole community. The orchard will showcase local heritage varieties of fruit; if you have any information about local varieties, please contact the group through their facebook site. Berry Hill Community Orchard has secured funding to enable the purchase of initial planting materials and planting will commence in autumn/winter 2015.
Visit the Berry Hill Commmunity Orchard Facebook page for more information