Old and new grow side by side
Lower Sharpham Barton Community Orchard is an historic orchard in two plots (old and new). Shown on historic maps dating from 1880, the old orchard has consistently had trees growing there for over 100 years. The new plot has 50 trees and guards which were planted between 2013-15.
Some volunteers include adults with learning difficulties from the Robert Owen Community as well as international students from Ambios Ltd, who are the farm tenants on the Sharpham Estate.