Picket Mead Organic Orchard, opposite Dobbies garden centre, Hungerford
Throughout Autumn 2020, volunteers helped to pick countless crates of apples from Hungerford and surrounding areas, including Picket Mead Orchard. The fruit was donated to West Berkshire Foodbank, and given to my Apple Juice to be pressed into juice. This has helped reduce food waste and helps to make the most of our local resources.
More picking dates were planned but unfortunately due to lockdown restrictions have had to be cancelled.
If you are interested in getting involved, the Hungerford Town & Manor are looking for someone (or a group of people) to manage Picket Mead Orchard longer term. Please send us an email if you would like to help run the orchard firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s in the orchard?
•Over 100 trees – several rare and unique varieties
•Around 25 mature apple & pear trees
•Treehive & beehive