On Friday 23rd November the Rotary Club of Midhurst and Petworth planted a community orchard on Jubilee Path, as a contribution to the Woodland Trust Jubilee Wood Project.
The weather was fine, after much rain, and a good number of companies and groups that had donated trees turned out to plant their tree, and this made for a happy and successful occasion. The South Pond Group was also there to lend a hand. Thirty five fruit trees were planted: apples, pears, plums and cherries.
Future plans include installing an interpretation board to commemorate the Rotary gift, and to describe the trees and their place in the ecology of the area, and perhaps to place a bench in a pleasant place so that the orchard can be enjoyed by all.
This will be a lasting legacy to the Community of Midhurst and District