Apple tree planting 2012

Members of Marlborough Concert Orchestra planted an apple tree on Saturday 1 December 2012 as a contribution to Marlborough’s Community Orchard.

MCO tree planting

Marlborough Concert Orchestra, established in 2006, is growing in number and stature and plays an increasingly important part in bringing light and popular classical music to the town. Supporting the Community Orchard seemed an appropriate and lasting contribution for the orchestra to make and the choice of St Mary’s has enabled the orchestra to show its appreciation for use of the church’s facilities.

The apple tree, chosen by Philippa Davenport of Marlborough Community Orchard, is a Burn’s Seedling first recorded in 1831 and raised by Henry Burn, head gardener to the Marquis of Ailesbury, at Tottenham Park, near Marlborough.