Guerrilla gardeners plant edible Primrose Hill orchard
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
A community orchard bringing home-grown apples, pears, quinces and plumbs to Primrose Hill was planted by “guerrilla gardeners” over the weekend.
Fruit trees that have spent the past 18 months growing outside shops in the area were moved to their new home on a patch of greenery by St George’s Terrace.
The project, spearheaded by environmental group Transition Primrose Hill, is funded by Sandfords estate agents in Regent’s Park Road, and uses land owned by the Primrose Hill Community Centre.
Phil Cowan, one of the gardeners involved, said: “We’ve been calling the project Edible Primrose Hill.
“The trees have already produced fruit and people have even been making their own Primrose Hill jam out of it. Not only is it good for the community, businesses and the environment, it’s been a fantastic way of connecting with people from the area.”
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To get involved in more gardening projects in Primrose Hill, visit transitionprimrosehill.org.
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