The Fruitery

The Fruitery

The Fruitery is a project to create a forest garden in an unused space at the back of St Peters Church. We plan to plant two regular sized apple trees, a number of apple cordons and a range of fruit bushes and ground cover plants. Also creating a more open space with decking and grasses will create a space that is more usable for a range of activities.

Do join this project if you are interested in following the progress!

Pruning and proscecco

Sun 30 Dec 11:00am - 1:00pm

We will be checking and winter pruning the fruit trees and doing other general maintenance work. Do come and lend a hand!

Saturday session at the Fruitery

Sat 23 Jun 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nigel will be leading a session to do some much needed maintenance and preparation to keep the Fruitery ticking over until the upcoming St Peters Church Fete!

Mushrooms and martinis!

Sat 19 May 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Come and explore ways of growing your own mushrooms! We will practice making mushroom logs and potentially try some other methods too, time permitting. Please sign up for the event or get in touch at if you are interested as space will be limited. Bring a glass and enjoy a home brewed martini!

Join in with The Big Dig!

Sat 17 Mar 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This Saturday is Capital Growth's The Big Dig event - come along to the Fruitery and join in! We have a range of tasks to get stuck into:

  • Mulching the beds
  • Laying paving stones
  • Planting new ground cover plants
  • Laying mulch mats around the fruit trees
  • Arranging a stumpery

Hope to see you there!

A Fruitful Time!

Sun 4 Mar 11:00am - 4:00pm

The time has come to get planting! After great progress on removing a tree and preparing some beds, this session will be all about new trees and bushes. We have 2 apple varieties, tayberry, whitecurrent, redcurrent, gooseberry, rhubarb and Japanese wineberry!


The Fruitery - Cider and cordons...

Sat 21 Jan 10:00am - 1:00pm

Ever wanted to learn how to cordon an apple tree? Come and help plant the first of our apple trees and learn all about the wonderful heritage varieties we have ordered.

The Fruitery - so mulch fun...

Fri 20 Jan 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cor! It's shredding time...let's turn all the shrubbery we've dug up into usable mulch and continue prepping the site for tomorrow's apple planting...

Champagne n compost

Sat 7 Jan 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Working on improving the ground and soil, and a celebration of this super new project!

The Fruitery preparation session

Sat 31 Dec 11:00am - 1:00pm

Continuing the clearance work at The Fruitery site.