We are delighted to report that the Blackberry Corner Apple Orchard, part of the Hanwell and Norwood Green Orchard Trail, received a Level Three (“Advancing”) award from London in Bloom 2016!
We entered in the non-competitive It’s Your Neighbourhood category and were placed at level three (of five). Recalling how we uncovered the site from brambles, nettles and many self-seeded trees and shrubs only two years ago, and recalling how volunteers helped and continue to help planting, watering, pruning and weeding makes this award a big deal for us, because it means a
BIG THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS!
We expect that the trend will continue. The Blackberry Corner Apple Orchard will continue to thrive and will blow the roof off the judges scale next year! To be followed by the Osterley Lock Keeper’s Garden Orchard and The Piggeries for sure.