Forest Hill is going back to its roots next month, to be transformed into an urban orchard. Forty-seven shops and businesses in Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park will join forces to create an avenue of 70 fruit trees – the Edible High Road – celebrating Forest Hill’s history and its current standing as a hub of community gardening. 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 opens on
Saturday 18 May until Sunday 9 June, as part of the Chelsea Fringe
Festival, the volunteer-run celebration of plants, gardens and
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.
Our Edible High Road launch will take place on Saturday, 18th May at 2pm when we are delighted to welcome Matthew Wilson, presenter of Landscape Man on Channel 4 and regular contributor to BBC Gardeners World and Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time
Join us at Forest Hill Railway station car park to help us launch this exciting innovation on the high street.