Volunteers plant second community orchard in Godmanchester

The mayor of Godmanchester helped to plant trees in the new orchard.

The mayor of Godmanchester helped to plant trees in the new orchard. - Credit: Archant

A second community orchard has been planted in Godmanchester thanks to the efforts of two residents.

Michelle’s Orchard has been planted on part of Wigmore Meadow, with the agreement of the landowners, Persimmon Homes.

The idea for a new orchard was put forward by Michelle Bailey, who lives in nearby Comben Drive. Mrs Bailey and her husband, Michael, purchased the trees, local varieties of apple and plum, and persuaded a number of other residents to help plant them.

The trees were sourced from East Anglia Heritage Trees, with support for materials provided by Godmanchester in Bloom. Over a period of less than two hours, some 20 people managed to plant all of the trees, with the help of the mayor of Godmanchester, Councillor Peter Morgan and his wife, Jenny.


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