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Barren land to be turned into orchard
5:50pm Saturday 13th October 2012 in Evesham
DIGGERS have moved in on the site of the former Royal Worcester Infirmary hospital to begin work to transform barren piles of earth into an orchard and performance space.
The site between Infirmary Walk and Croft Road forms part of the University of Worcester’s new city centre campus, which includes two new halls of residence and the Hive.
The site will be transformed into an orchard with pathways, lighting and seating, as well as space for university art projects, performances, light and film projections, sculpture, installations and temporary structures.
Eleven types of fruit and nut trees will be planted, including local species of pear and apple, hazel, cherry, blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.