Whyke Community Orchard
Next working part dates:
Nov 15th and 29th 10am - noon.
Hope to see you there!
Urban growing at its very best. The Whyke Community Orchard was no more than a disused pocket of brambles and fly-tipped rubbish when volunteers turned up in September 2013. Now the site has a 15 tree orchard, including rare Sussex variety apples, and grafted cherries, a beautiful winding woodchip path and natural hedging along one side of the plot for protection.
One working session a month happens at the orchard, find out when the next one is by looking on our calendar at www.transitionchichester.org
How to get there:
By car: Whyke Community Orchard is off Exton Road in Whyke; access and parking is between 28 and 30 Exton Road, Whyke, Chichester PO19 8BS.
For working party events and disabled access, you will be able to drive all the way to the site gate, as we unlock the bollards from the road leading over the old (uneven) garage site to the orchard.
On foot: Coming from Kingsham Road/ Kingsham Avenue; look for the footpath sign heading south off Kingsham Avenue/ Kingsham Road junction by the phone box. The purple sign for the Coop Funeral service shop across the Kingsham Rd is another local landmark too. Take this footpath, or twitten as it's known in Chichester, and walk towards the bypass traffic noise. You'll be following the eastern boundary of the High Schools which leads south to the A27 bypass.
The orchard is about 150m straight along the twitten on the left, not the first cultivated area, nor the turning to Bramber Rd, but the second fenced space. You'll know you've arrived when you see the winding woodchip path between the young trees.
The orchard is approx 30ft by 100ft south/north oriented. (Or about 9m by 30 meters.)
Access on the woodchip path may be suitable for small wheeled vehicles depending on weather conditions.