Planting a mini-orchard at Histon and Impington Junior School. In April 2016 we grafted scions taken from the Community Orchard, grew them on and then planted 5 trees at the Junior School. The trees, all apples, are: Lady Hollendale – eating apple, from Wisbech Murfitt’s Seedling – cooking apple, from Cottenham Chivers Delight – eating […]
HICOP were delighted to take part in the Feast Flower Festival once again. With thanks to Penny Reeves and Audrey Grimmer for the work they put into the display.
This was the first time the Community Orchard had been included in the Open Gardens event.
This year’s juicing event was held at IVC as part of the 75th anniversary community open day. Students and children helped gather the apple crop from the Lord Lambourne trees. With the help of many hands the apples were cut, shredded and pressed to make a delicious juice. Thank you to everyone who helped, Cheers.
As mentioned previously, HICOP has been very fortunate in receiving donations for benches. The long bench near the pedestrian gate was donated by The British Legion to commemorate the sacrifices of those who served in the First World War. On Saturday 21st June, the inauguration ceremony was held at the orchard. Read more at the […]
At the end of September we held an events day at the Orchard. This featured a bird ringing event in the morning and an apple juicing event in the afternoon, with some general bits of orchard maintenance going on throughout the day. We also planted some more wild flowers for the wild flower meadow, many […]
On Saturday 28th September 2013 we are going to be having a day of events for the whole family at the Orchard.