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Childs Hill Park Community Orchard

Back in February, on a wintry weekend in London, a group of over twenty volunteers created a new community orchard with the support of Helping Britain Blossom in Childs Hill Park, Barnet.
Thanks to the hard work of the locals the Friends of Child’s Hill Park group planted its first trees for the community to enjoy. Fifteen trees were planted – two almond, two Morello cherry, two pear, two quince and seven apple trees.
Orchard Leader, and chairman of the Friends group, Ingrid Posen, was on hand to help plant the first tree of the orchard at the official planting ceremony.
Ingrid said:

“The community group has been working together since the summer of 2013 to help transform Childs Hill Park, and we’re really excited to have officially added an orchard to that space now too. We are very grateful to our wonderful group of volunteers and Helping Britain Blossom for coming together and making this happen.”

As part of the planting day activities, the group also celebrated Tu B’Shvat, the day marking the Jewish New Year for Trees.

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Why Orchards Orchards have played an important role in our communities for hundreds of years, providing a communal space for gatherings and celebrations. Find an Orchard Our ambition by 2017 is to help 100 communities to plant, care for and restore their own orchards. And to get things going, we're focusing on cities and towns in seven parts of the UK