Jonathan Smith advises that due to the cool weather and late arrival of blossom, the Trenoweth Community Orchard Blossom Picnic day will now take place on Sunday, 15th May from noon.

Trenoweth Community Orchard is six years old now, and the trees are just about to come out in blossom again for another growing year. If you've never been to the Orchard, or would like to come back and appreciate it with others, we're hosting a Blossom Time Picnic on Sunday 15th May from 12-2pm. Bring a picnic, sample last year's apple juice and relax in the beautiful and peaceful orchard. Everyone is welcome and there's no charge.

In the Orchard there are over 60 fruit and nut trees, including apple, pear, plum, cherry, sweet chestnut and hazelnut. We think this makes it the single biggest orchard in Scilly! The Orchard was established, and is run by volunteers as part of Transition Scilly. We're always keen to see new faces, we welcome people to help, and are keen to raise the profile of the place to enable more people to enjoy it.

The basic premise is that if you put in labour to help run the Orchard then you can have a share of the harvest. As the trees are getting bigger every year there is more of a crop to share out! Come along and find out more about the Orchard on Sunday 15th May, and enjoy the start of another growing season.

To get to the Orchard, go past the Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth, under the pine trees, take the track down towards Innisidgen and it's the second field on the left (next to the vines).


Jonathan Smith


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