2 p.m. To 5 p.m.
The environment is under pressure. From oil spills to floods and droughts, our natural world needs an independent voice. To make sure Friends of the Earth have enough funds to take on big polluters, South East Essex Friends of the Earth (SEEFoE) are hosting an open Orchard and Garden Event at Mount Holly.
The Mount Holly Orchard was planted by a Quaker family in the early 1900's.
It contains apple varieties that were planted in Victorian times. It is one of the few orchards growing original Victorian varieties. A number of the varieties have still not been identified. In the course of the restoration, a
new orchard extension has been planted. This extension is entirely made up of additional historic varieties that might be interesting for transitioners and permaculturists as they have long storing capabilities.
Everything available can be tried and tasted. There might also be some original cox apples.
Mount Holly, Castledon Road, Downham, CM11 1LH www.seefoe.org.uk
On the back of the Southend Victoria Line between Wickford and Billericay.
From Wickford Station, walk along the Crouch or cycle or share cars (Limited parking).