Apple Day at Milton’s community orchard

The orchard is looking lovely now that the grass has been cut and all of the trees weeded and mulched. We left the grass long over the summer to encourage pollinating insects to the many and varied wildflowers which are starting to colonise the site. This is a very precious resource for the village and we are determined to raise public awareness and celebrate its value to the residents of Milton.

Therefore, we are holding our very first Apple Day event at the orchard on Sunday, the 13th of October from 12 -3 pm. Bring the whole family and tuck into our array of sweet and savoury seasonal treats. Have a go at using our apple press (bring your own apples if you have them—don’t forget a clean container for the juice). Listen to some live music, and take a tour of the orchard to find out more about pruning and pollination. Don’t know your plum from your gage from your damson, from your mirabelle? Now’s the time to find out!

There will be plenty to do for all ages—games, archery contest, treasure hunt and colouring competitions for the really little ones! And don’t forget granny and granddad—they’ll love reminiscing about the orchards of their youth (and a bit of scrumping, no doubt!)

Everything is free but we will have a few wellies sitting about if you care to make a small donation. All monies raised will go toward the maintenance of the orchard and creating a space that everyone can enjoy.

See you there!

If you would like to be involved or can help in any way, please contact either Paul Young on 01993 832092 or Barbara Saunders on 01993 832012.