Orchard Open Day 15th June

Horfield Organic Community Orchard (HOCO)  welcome everybody to enjoy the lush life at our Summer Orchard Open Day on Saturday 15 June, 2pm – 5pm

The midsummer orchard is bursting with activity. Leaves and shoots are growing fast, and turning solar energy into food for the trees. Sun and rain nourish fruitlets formed by pollination – food for us.

Come and see new pollinator-friendly areas recently planted as part of our community pollinator project, Bee Active, Bee Fruitful! Find out simple ways to enrich food sources for wild pollinators in urban gardens and allotments. How many different kinds of pollinators can you see in the orchard on the day?

Summer Orchard Open Day Workshops
HOCO is offering these activities on the day as fundraisers-by-donation:

  • Art in the Orchard led by Julian Gregg. Changing seasons and human activity inspire Julian’s watercolours, drawings and prints. All budding artists are welcome to enjoy this friendly plein air session. Bring your own art making materials, along with drinking water. Drop-in from 3pm to 5pm.
  • Learn to prune fruit trees – for beginners led by Shannon Smith. Introducing the basics of assessing, planning, and pruning trees for health and fruitfulness. 1-hour sessions at 2.30pm & 4pm. Please see the HOCO website for advance booking

This HOCO Open Day is part of the city-wide Get Growing Trail weekend organised by Bristol Food Network. All our public events raise funds for HOCO through the sale of homemade cake, refreshments, plants, preserves and produce. Visitors are also invited to support the orchard by joining as a Friend of HOCO.

The orchard is on the Golden Hill Site, in Davies Field, near ‘Donkey Lane’ – nearest postcode: BS7 8JP

More information: www.community-orchard.org.uk
Phone: 0117 373 1587