Bramerton Community Orchard

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Village tree warden, Jane Wheeldon, and local volunteers plant the first tree – Norfolk Royal

The first sixteen trees were planted in the Bramerton Community Orchard on 5 March 2016 by a band of local volunteers – all members of Bramerton Society, and two days later a further three were planted with the help of children from Sunbeams pre-school. The trees, which were all two years old when planted, are a mix of apples, pears, plums and cherries.

The community orchard is on land adjacent to the allotments on the northern side of Hill House Road and the eastern side of Mill Hill. You are welcome to go along and take a look at  the trees but at the moment access is over a locked gate in Hill House Road. The orchard is managed by the Bramerton Society and we have applied for a grant to buy a pedestrian gate and if we are successful in this bid access will be a lot easier. If you want to go along but would find it difficult to climb over the gate please email edutech@btinternet.com and we will arrange for the gate to be unlocked for you.

You can find a diagram of the trees that have been planted by clicking here  Orchard planting diagram 07 03 16. You will see that all the trees in this first batch are heritage varieties and have been supplied by the East of England apples and orchards project, a charity based at West Raynham, near Fakenham. If you click on EEAOP catalogue you will find some fascinating details about where and when these trees were first found and a little about there characteristics.

Funding for the orchard has been provided from money donated to the village by Anglian Water, and from money raised by the Bramerton Society. If you would like to contribute to the orchard, for example by helping with pruning, grass clearance etc or with a financial donation please email edutech@btinternet.com.

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