This year alongside our apple harvest day we set up a stall in the village. Apples of all varieties were placed on the stand and everyone was invited to taste these heritage varieties rarely seen in shops.
Paintings by the Grandparents Climate Change Group have been exhibited alongside the painted Easter Eggs. The Orchard event continues throughout the week, ending on Sunday.
The orchard has been decorated with hand painted Easter Eggs to celebrate Easter. Members, family and friends of all ages from 18 months to 97 helped to decorate the eggs. A walk around the orchard showed the amazing variety and creativity of everyone who joined in with the event.
As well as spotting the Easter Eggs, you could lookout for ‘rabbits’ and Peter Rabbit. Families who took part were able to claim a chocolately treat donated by Lanchester Wines. We hope you were able to come up and wander round. If not, you might like to see some of the decoreated eggs in the photos below.
The Orchard has woken up again and is still providing a space for exercise and fresh. Some of the trees are in early blossom and the catkins in the nut grove have appeared. Hopefully this late cold snap won’t cause the trees any problems!