Village Orchard Official Opening 1 September

26 July 2019

Join London Wildlife Trust and The Dulwich Estate on Sunday 1 September, to celebrate 400 years of the founding of God's Gift at Dulwich at the official opening of the new community orchard on Gallery Road.

The apple orchard is designed to provide a tranquil space and nature haven for use by the local community. It has been created by The Dulwich Estate as part of anniversary celebrations. In the coming year it will be the site of an educational outreach programme run by London Wildlife Trust, who are also recruiting and training volunteers to learn orcharding skills and how to look after the orchard.

After 1 September, the orchard will be open from 9am-5pm on week days.

At this family friendly event you can:

  • Learn about the new orchard and how you can become involved with helping to maintain it in the future.
  • Enjoy nature-themed family activities with London Wildlife Trust
  • Learn about 400 years of Edward Alleyn’s gift, The Dulwich Estate and The Dulwich Village Orchard.
  • Listen to local folk band ‘Lark in the Woods’

Event programme:

12:00 – 16:00: Nature inspired craft and play activities for all ages. Activities will include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Making bird feeders out of apples and sunflower seeds
  • Making leaf crowns
  • Bulb Planting to brighten up the orchard in Spring
  • Traditional wood turning demonstrations from 12:00 – 15.20pm

12:30 - 13:20: Lark in the Woods
13:20 - 14:00: Summer tree ID guided walk in Village Orchard
14:30 - 15:20: Lark in the Woods