Tarset and Greystead Parish Council has created an orchard on part of the site at Greenhaugh allotments with the permission of Defra. They picked some varieties that should grow well on this site. This has created something really special for the Parish.
Residents were invited to sponsor trees at a cost of £25 each to be identified with a metal label. The Parish Council obtained the trees and guards and a group of Tarset and Greystead residents, together with help from the Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA) planted the fruit trees on the 6th March 2010.
Photograph: Examining the orchard's plan on planting day (Photo provided by Barry Imeson)
Photograph: Members of Parish Council, the community and from the Northumberland National Park Authority at the end of the successful planting day (Photo provided by Barry Imeson)
On 1st October 2011, a new orchard path was opened by Cllr John Riddle, which was funded by Cllr Riddle's delegated budget from Northumberland County Council.