If you go down to Bourne Wood on Saturday...

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The newly created Community Orchard at Bourne is open to the public on Saturday morning (10am to 12 noon).

The Friends of Bourne Wood have been busy over the last few weekends planting the first batch of trees sponsored by local residents in the orchard off Beech Avenue.

They are a mix of apple, pear and plum, with a couple of cherry and a medlar to provide a mixed orchard in years to come. The orchard will have a natural feel, with trees planted in groups and surrounded by wildflower grass meadowland.

The Friends are now looking for sponsors to add benches and picnic tables to the area, as well as a noticeboard.

The orchard is open to the public on Saturday mornings when there is a work party: after Saturday, the orchard should be open on April 13 and April 27. However, the Friends soon hope to have the orchard open every Saturday and Sunday – date to be announced.

To get involved or for more information contact Sarah Roberts on 07760 468052 or visit the website www.friendsofbournewood.org.uk