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Apple tunnel will bring beauty and blossom to garden

Following a successful bid to Community Action Suffolk and Friends of the Museum, Abbots Hall Walled garden at the museum of East Anglian Life is installing a 6m long metal framework over which heritage apple trees are to be planted and trained forming a living, fruiting tunnel.    Phil Mizen officially opens the tunnell, with Lucy Skellorn and volunteers. ANL-140503-143529001

Following a successful bid to Community Action Suffolk and Friends of the Museum, Abbots Hall Walled garden at the museum of East Anglian Life is installing a 6m long metal framework over which heritage apple trees are to be planted and trained forming a living, fruiting tunnel. Phil Mizen officially opens the tunnell, with Lucy Skellorn and volunteers. ANL-140503-143529001

A tunnel of heritage apples has been planted in the beautiful walled garden of Abbots Hall at The Museum of East Anglian Life.

The 6m cast iron tunnel planted with East Anglian variety, Adams Pearmain, apple trees was opened on Wednesday.

Interim director of the Museum of East Anglian Life, Dr Nick Winterbotham, said: “Using traditional skills and traditional fruit trees we will have something which will adorn the beautiful walled garden at Abbots Hall for many tens of years to come. It’s lovely to be able to restore aspects of the garden to a grandeur that they would have had in the past.”

The project was funded with the help of Community Action Suffolk and the Friends of the Museum of East Anglian Life. It was the idea of Lucy Skellorn who worked with the museum as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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