Plum Weekend 14/15 August

Mark your calendars!!  The Cambridgeshire Orchard Group is organising a Huntingdonshire Plum Weekend in the plum triangle of Somersham, Bluntisham and Colne. 

Plums and local orchards will be celebrated across these villages on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of August between 11am and 5pm.

  • Various orchards will open their gates for “Pick your own”, there will also be the opportunity to take part in guided walks around the orchards led by specialist growers and tree wardens from the district.
  • Learn about and taste the different varieties of plum from Early Rivers to Opal, Czar and Victorias.
  • Walks and talks will also be led by local Bee-keepers.
  • If you have a plum tree and you are not sure what variety it is there will be a “plum identifier” who can help and give advice regarding maintenance.
  • Village halls will host photo exhibitions, cooking demos, silk screen printing and the kids will love the open air laboratories which work towards compiling national surveys.
  • Local pubs will serve plum based menus.
  • Also local growers will have available such delights from Elderflower cordial to cider and cakes!

This is a lovely opportunity to enjoy these beautiful spaces and to sample their fruits and help to raise awareness of the English orchard. For further info go to www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/content/news-and-events or call 07870 457 847

 

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