Bronygarth Orchard Garden is a new, small-scale organic horticultural business, growing and selling a range of seasonal vegetables to local retailers, including Honeysuckle and Fat Rabbit. They sit amongst a small collective of growers at Tom Adams fruit tree nursery in Weston Rhyn, north of Oswestry.
Other growers onsite include Bloomin’ El, an organic cut flower start-up and The British Chamomile Company. They have beehives onsite, managed by the British Bee Company, based in the Ceiriog Valley. This space-sharing ‘collective’ model offers exciting opportunities for generating fresh ideas, pooling practical skills and advice, and makes for a dynamic, exciting place to visit.
How the SGFP hope to help
The collective would like to open their space to more wellbeing, food education and nature connection activities. We’ve worked with the collective on local food initiatives, and plan to help them with some pilot events to bring new visitors and community groups to the plot.
Nature connection and food resilience are important topics for the collective, and they want to explore ways in which they can bring about greater understanding of the benefits of connecting with nature and local food.
We are also helping to bring other small-scale growers to the plot, to network with Rosie, Tom, Elen and the team, and potentially work together as a network of local providers.
Anyone interested in knowing more about the collective, and especially those who might have some time, experience or potential beneficiaries to bring to the party, please get in touch with Rosie Evans via their instagram @bronygarthorchardgarden