Residents rally to restore community orchard

Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens has served as a haven for many during lockdown. The space saw a resurgence of interest towards the end of 2020 and 2021 looks set to see a huge transformation.

Since January, volunteers have been going to the Orchard either individually or in pairs and have been putting their stamp on the place.

Here are just a few examples of the fantastic work to date;

Homemade wooden signs have been made by Genevieve.

Rose bushes and hedges have been trimmed and areas cleared by Clare.

The Orchard has also provided space for people to extend their growing, Maribel attended the Orchard with her daughter and planted out some donated hellibores.

Despite a burst water pipe spraying water everywhere the group pulled together to get it stopped and fixed!