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Budding futures

Thursday 19th August marked another exciting step in the Hungerhill Fruit Tree Project at St Anns Heritage Gardens, funded by Awards for All. Over 20 gardeners, volunteers and staff spent the day budding varieties of local and historic apple and pear trees onto 2,000 rootstocks planted earlier this year.

 Project Officer Marc Richmond commented “St Anns Heritage Gardens represents one of the largest concentrations of fruit trees in Nottinghamshire, and reflects the undisturbed use of the site over many centuries.  We’re propagating some lovely varieties such as the local Radford Beauty apple and the early nineteenth century Marie Louise pear, named after Napoleon’s wife. Today, with the help of Frank P Mathews Nursery of Tenbury Wells, we are budding over 20 varieties of apple, and 15 pear.”

“We will be giving the 2,000 trees away to schools, allotment associations, community groups, local residents and keen gardeners across the area. The apple trees will be ready to transfer Autumn 2011, the pears the following year. We’d encourage local groups to get their name down for a tree now – just give the office a ring.”

For information contact Mo or Marc Telephone: 0115 911 0207



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STAA Ltd: Promoting and enhancing the historic allotment gardens in St. Ann's, Nottingham.