Skip to content
Advertisements

Wolvercote community orchard

May 26, 2015

Opposite the Trout at Godstow

Overgrown but still loved and tended.

IMG_20150523_170643894  IMG_20150523_170831688   IMG_20150523_170835695

The well in the centre with a plaque to Ralph Austen.

IMG_20150523_170908428_HDR    IMG_20150523_170944767   IMG_20150523_171729585

Most trees labelled.

IMG_20150523_171029649   IMG_20150523_171045129    IMG_20150523_171310173_HDR

IMG_20150523_171618364_HDR    IMG_20150523_171107565

Next door the allotment from which the orchard was created, and at the back some beehives.

Ralph Austen was a 17th century nurseryman, cider maker, and early environmentalist from Oxford.

A_Treatise_of_Fruit_Trees_Austen

Take a walk here when you next visit the Trout at Godstow (click here).  Click here for the orchard website.

Jim Thornton

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: