Colwall Village Garden

Colwall Orchard Group

Restoring, promoting and celebrating traditional orchards

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Colwall Orchard Trust Ltd, known as Colwall Orchard Group, is a company limited by guarantee (registration no. 07495461) and a charity (registration no. 1142573)

Colwall Village Garden

- a place for everyone

 

 

Colwall Village Garden is on Old Church Road, on a stoned track leading up to the left just after the turn off for Orlin Road. There is a big red apple sign on the ash tree at the entrance.

 

It is a 10 minute walk from Colwall Stone via Stone Drive, or you can reach us via several village footpaths - see the map. If you do come by car, if the track is muddy please use the parking area at the end of Orlin Road. We have bike racks to encourage people to cycle to the site.

 

The Colwall Village Garden includes Colwall Community Orchard, planted by Colwall Orchard Group volunteers; village allotments, run by Colwall Allotment Association;the newly refurbished Apple Packing Shed (our headquarters/meeting room/training venue/classroom), a parking area and a childrens' play area.

 

The site is open for anyone to visit, but please keep any dogs on a lead, especially around the allotment plots and if there are sheep or cows in the orchard (and please pick up and take away any dog poo!).

 

This picture shows our vision for Colwall Village Garden - we are well on the way to achieving this as we have:

 

  • Created the allotments (rented to Colwall allotment Association)
  • Planted 244 trees in the orchard and 47 fruit trees in the hedges and around the allotments
  • Set up a community apiary (currently with 2 hives)
  • Restored the roadside hedge
  • Planted 3 new hedges
  • Developed the childrens play area with a firepit, childrens scrumping trees, a toy tractor and the ever popular rolling 'chubes'.
  • Built ourselves a lovely composting toilet
  • Installed water and electricity
  • Made the pond
  • Woven a giant willow apple sculpture
  • Refurbished the Apple Packing Shed

 

The trees are still young, but we look forward to getting some crops in due course. We are already using some of the fruit, as well as vegetables off the allotment, for our preserves, which continue to sell well.