Olney Community Orchard plans come to fruition

The Amazing Grace Orchard, organised by ‘Growing Minds in Olney’, a team of local horticultural experts, enthusiasts and volunteers, is located at the lower southerly end of the Allotment Field. The orchard will be a calm and welcoming green space, open to anyone to come and enjoy. Residents will be able to help themselves to fresh fruit straight from the tree. Any surplus will be collected and shared with the community, in various forms including jams and juices, and who knows even cider or mead.

Over 50 local residents have sponsored the fruit trees, including apple, pear and cherry varieties. The trees have historical links to the Cowper & Newton Museum gardens and local Buckinghamshire heritage.

With the support of Olney Town Council and local volunteers, the first trees and a hedgerow have been planted and are being given tender loving care.

Phase 2 now has the green light and includes more trees to be planted and picnic benches, information boards and a sculpture to be installed.

To find out more, contact growingmindsinolney@gmail.com or visit the Amazing Grace Community Orchard Facebook page .

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