On Sunday eight or so volunteers came to the Iona Orchard nature reserve (see separate tab above for more information) for a short work session. In only a couple of hours we cleared more ivy and undergrowth from the centre of the site where four new fruit trees (traditional apple varieties) were planted last year, and sprinkled around wildflower seeds provided free by Kew Gardens.
While we were working three separate people spotted from Ladywell Fields that the gate was open and walked up into the site for a chat. All were interested in the project and two had memories of the site stretching back 50 years or so, when it was a garden belonging to an old couple who lived in one of the villas on Ravensbourne Park Road.
|Some of our (less camera-shy) volunteers|
Thanks to all those who took part. There will be more volunteer sessions and open days during the next six months, so keep an eye on this website for updates.