Three years of hard graft by experts and volunteers has seen our treasured Orchards go from an overgrown and unkempt wilderness to well managed sites that are getting admiration from experts in the field
One of the main aims in the restoration was to make them educational, not just for children but for adults as well. As part of the Etonbury Greenwheel project, the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC), CBC and ourselves we have been working on information boards and a nature trail for youngsters. These will include a seat in each orchard where the slats will have identification on them of the various trees.
The proposals are now in an advanced state and more information will be available shortly.