Monday, 13 May 2013

The Edible High Road at Forest Hill

From Saturday 18 May Forest Hill and Honor Oak will be transformed into an urban orchard for three weeks!  The event is called the Edible High Roadshops and businesses are hosting fruit trees to celebrate urban orchards. The Big Launch will take place at 2pm om 18th May outside Forest Hill Station, when  Matthew Wilson- Channel Four's 'Landscape Man' and Gardener's Question Time panellist will cut the ribbon.

50 Forest Hill and Honor Oak  businesses are hosting 70+ trees including The Horniman Museum, Sainsbury's, Canvas and Cream and every pub in Forest Hill! 

A trail map will lead visitors along the route lined with apple, cherry, pear and plum trees, ending in the Horniman Museum’s Gardens at the crest of the hill. Children taking part can also win gardening prizes.

Organised by the Forest Hill Society, in partnership with Lewisham Gardens and Shannon’s Garden Centre, the Edible High Road runs from Saturday 18 May until Sunday 9 June, as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the volunteer-run celebration of plants, gardens and landscapes.

The Forest Hill event is part of a city-wide network of Edible High Roads including Shepherd’s Bush, Kilburn, Chiswick and Kensal Rise. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is also hosting a series of other Chelsea Fringe events including a family fun day and plant sale, compost cookery, guerrilla gardening and much more.

The trail map will be available from Forest Hill Library, the Horniman Museum and online at

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