Today I cycled across from one village to the next (negotiating that Cambridgeshire rarity, a slight incline) to see Harson Community Orchard. The weather was perfect, the people were happy and the cakes were all home made.  There were demonstrations of wood craft from the Green Wood group and Cambridge Wood Works, and the Wildlife Trust was there as well. What more could I want from an orchard open day? Well, I got an excellent tour from one of the volunteers, Andy. He really knew his stuff and his enthusiasm for the orchard shone through. The orchard is a remnant of one that was planted about 60 years ago, and it’s sited next to the Recreation Ground. New trees have been planted, and the whole site is being managed to support wildlife and biodiversity. As you can see from my photos, the older trees have real personalities. I am going to make another expedition there when the blossom is fully open in a couple of weeks. I’ll have to bring my own cake…
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