Ordsall orchard takes root

23 January 2018

City of Trees has helped to create a network of ten community orchards across the City of Salford.

Monmouth Park is now home to a brand new fruitful forest of the future thanks to leading environmental charity City of Trees and partners.

Nine fruit trees have been planted, including apple, pear and plum, as well as new benches and community seating encouraging visitors to stay and enjoy the park.

Monmouth Park in Ordsall is a small but well-used park at the heart of a residential area, near to the historic Ordsall Hall and close to the Exchange Quay tram stop.

The orchard forms the 10th community orchard established by City of Trees across Salford, and the 2nd in Ordsall – with the other situated in Ordsall Allotments.

As well as planting the new fruit trees, City of Trees partnered up with Helping Britain Blossom to train up local people, giving them the tools that will enable them to look after the orchard for generations to come.

Kevin Wigley, City of Trees comments “City of Trees is thrilled to have developed a network of community orchards across Salford.” He adds; “All the orchards have been created by local people who have dug deep and will soon be able to reap the fruits of their labour”.

The project has been supported by Tesco Bags of Help, Friends of Ordsall Parks and Salford City Council.