The inspector was here!
We entered the orchard trail project with the apple orchard at Blackberry Corner as a focal point into this year’s London in Bloom for a non-competitive award in the In Your Neighbourhood category, hoping to earn recognition in form of an honourable award and a round of applause for the many volunteers who help planning, planting and maintaining the orchard trail.
The judges visited the apple orchard at Blackberry Corner and also looked at the other trees in that field during the one hour available for the assessment. We were able to explain about the line of trees either side of the canal for 2 1/2 miles and gave them a map and card with website details. They took copious notes and we seemed to tick most of their judging categories.