This is a large orchard of around 150 trees that were originally managed like a commercial orchard – probably unique in London!
What Can You Find There:
Around 150 trees planted in 10 rows in the 1960’s or 1970’s including;
- Bramley’s Seedling
- Ida Red
- Golden Delicious
- Arthur Turner
- Where can you find it: Mill Hill, north west London
- Can I visit: Privately Owned and only accessible to orchard volunteers
- Orchard owner & carer: Landowner & local volunteers
The current orchard was planted in the late 1960s or 1970s and was originally part of a farm, including a dairy herd, pigs, chickens and vegetable plots. The orchard became neglected but is now managed by local volunteers.
Biodiversity Highlights & Habitat
Many birds visit the orchard, including green woodpecker, field fare, redwing, grey wagtail, dunnock, goldcrest, and woodcock.
Community Around the Orchard
Local residents and local allotment holders.