Buchan Country Park Orchard Project

Which Orchard?

You may not realise that as you drive into Buchan Country Park on the right-hand side of the entrance drive is an old orchard. It has been there for a long time but is currently in a state of neglect and the Rangers together with the Friends of Buchan Country Park are aiming to restore it back to full health!

Why restore the orchard?

Orchards are very important! Traditionally managed orchards are becoming increasingly rare and here are just some of the reasons why restoring our one will be beneficial:

What are you going to do?

The restoration of the orchard involves serval pieces of work:

Who’s paying for this?

This project is part funded by a community grant obtained by the Friends of Buchan Country Park and the rest of the funding comes from money raised at events including donations. Every cup of tea, chocolate bar or bacon sarnie puts money into improving Buchan Country Park for you and for all the wildlife that lives here. Thank you to all that have contributed.

Our thanks also go out to the local Squires Garden Centre in Crawley who have been kind enough to donate supplies, including compost, tree stakes and tree ties, all of which will be essential in the project.

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