The orchard was planted in 2012, with local heritage varieties. The land itself was on the boundary of the World War II airfield. The East of England’s heritage includes around 270 varieties of apple, pear, plum and cherry and their orchard habitat. Since the 1960s we’ve lost over 60% of the orchard habitat across our region, so it’s important that what remains is valued and preserved.
More information including historical notes on the trees can be found on the Parish Council website.