The Garden Centre at the front of site, and Country Reserve on the southern boundary, is open to the public 7 days a week. However, to protect nesting birds and Nationally Rare and Scarce species found within the Coton Orchard habitat we limit general access. Community that cares for the orchard, school children that want to learn and public that are curious about the site, are welcomed for seasonal events or by prior arrangement.
A Green King presiding over Coton's Wassail while his Queen and local revellers performed a new Wassail poem, specially written for the occasion. With music, dancing and mulled cider, the apple trees were given the traditional toast and blessing before pots and pans were banged to scare away the forces of darkness. And so begins the community events in the orchard starting with the Queen's Green Canopy planting.
As Winter yields to Spring it is Blossoms' Time a fleeting sight that we were delighted to be able to share, as the community joined us to enjoy a glass of cold cider at our Blossoms & Bubbles day.
Summer and the orchard is really buzzing, we'll be hosting a Biobliz Weekend 1st & 2nd July with bird walks, moth counts and much more as part of Cambridge Nature Festival organised by Cambridge Past Present and Future.