Our best kept secret behind the Crown & Sandys car park
A two acre orchard was planted between 1999 and 2000 to celebrate the millennium. It is situated behind the car park of the Crown and Sandys Inn in Ombersley. The access is through a kissing gate from the Wychavon Way and a footpath leads up to this between the Kings Arms and the Venture In.
Sixty-four apple, pear, plum, damson, cherry, walnut and mulberry trees were sponsored by families from the parish. There are 50 different varieties, many of which are known to have grown in this area, including the local apples ‘Chatley Kernel’ as well as Worcestershire apples ‘Madresfield Court’ and ‘Pitmaston Russet Nonpariel’ plus ‘Black Worcestershire’ and ‘Judge Amphlett’ pears.
The land is owned and maintained by Ombersley Conservation Trust, but local people are free to enter, picnic and pick the seasonal fruits.
For further information contact:
- Ombersley Conservation Trust : Agent Sarah Pennington, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parish tree warden : John Silvester, e-mail : email@example.com