Visitors pack Bourne Community Orchard on Sunday for annual open day

Friends of Bourne Woods orchard Community open day - two of the organisers  (secretary)  Sarah Roberts with Mick Curtis EMN-150410-154712009
Friends of Bourne Woods orchard Community open day - two of the organisers (secretary) Sarah Roberts with Mick Curtis EMN-150410-154712009
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A steady flow of people visited Bourne Community Orchard on Sunday for its annual open day.

During the day there was live music from Dean Hardy, who played a mix of folk, country and rock and roll.

There was also stalls including craft stalls for children and a table exhibiting fruit grown in the orchard.

Nicki Mclean helped people to make items from willow and youngsters brought along their teddies for a teddy bears picnic.

Friends of Bourne Wood run the orchard and organise the annual day as a way to get more people to visit the orchard and to increase awareness of its existence.

Sarah Roberts, from the Friends of Bourne Wood, said the day was a success.

She said: “It went very well and we had a lovely day. The weather was excellent, which was good to see, as last year was pretty wet.

“Everyone just came and enjoyed what was going on.

“The music was nice for people to listen to and the pebble painting for children was really popular.

“It was just a really pleasant day.”

The orchard is open every Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm and people are welcome to go along at any time. The entrance is off Beech Avenue.

l The Friends of Bourne Wood’s next event is a talk entitled ‘Deer- Cuddly Creatures or Conservation Curse?’ by Emma Goldberg. It will be held at Bourne Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 21, and a donation of £2 is appreciated.