Pickering Road Community Orchard
Pickering Road Community Orchard is one of Hull’s hidden gems. It has approximately 350 trees, which were planted in 2003 and 2004. The trees are mainly apple of numerous varieties, with some pears and also plums. There are also brambles and bee hives on the site. Next to the orchard there is a wildlife garden which is also maintained by the orchard volunteers.
|Contact||Yvette Grindley (secretary)|
|Address||Cranberry Way, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AQ|
|Directions||The Orchard is located at the end of Cranberry Way. At the gate at the bottom of Cranberry Way take a right and follow the track round the corner to the left. The orchard is parallel to Boothferry Road and is to the side of Sirius Academy West. (see map below)|
|Founded||First trees planted in 2003|
|Events||Wassail early January
Tree pruning in January-February
Apple harvest August-October (see calendar)
|Volunteering||Sessions every Thursday from 9:30 until 2pm. Everyone welcome!|
|Requires||The orchard team would be very happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer (Thursdays).|
|Provides||Apples and other top fruit, honey.
The orchard is venue for seasonal events e.g. Mayday and has hosted weddings. The site has tea making facilities and a disabled access toilet. Parking is possible on Cranberry Way.
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