The Kingsfield Gardens/Orchard
On A444 Island with Binley Rd, CV2 4EW will be open on
Sunday 22nd 2019 September from: 11:00 - 16:00
There is parking in and around Kingsway.
The site was part of ‘King’s Fields’ so called it is said because it was where King Richard set up his camp prior to the Battle of Gosford Green. It appears on maps dated around 1860 with many trees and was divided into allotments which were for the use of Freemen of the City. Many old trees remain and some of the structure of the old site is still evident. The site has been neglected for many years having been isolated after the North-South road was built over part of it.
Coventry Tree Wardens are in the process of trying to restore this site. It was completely overgrown and is being gradually cleared. Some new fruit trees have been planted. It has been colonised by lots of different flora and fauna much of which we are trying to preserve.
We will be on hand to guide visitors round the site and discuss progress.
Please be aware that the ground is a bit rough and there are some trip hazards, but do come and join us.
There will be refreshments, apple pressing and traditional music.