Pictures: Volunteers host a wintery wassail

February 01 2013
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Volunteers who tend an organic orchard joined a traditional celebration, raising a toast to the trees to ensure a good crop later this year.

Volunteers host a wintery wassail

Volunteers who tend an organic orchard joined a traditional celebration, raising a toast to the trees to ensure a good crop later this year. Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard hosted a snow-covered wassail, inviting residents to join them as they performed ceremonies such as decorating the trees with ribbon and “waking” them after their hibernation. There were performances from Bristol Voices choir and Pigsty Morris, as well as homemade cakes and warm mulled apple juice and cider to keep the cold at bay.

To find out more about the orchard and events held during the year, visit www.community-orchard.org.uk.

Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail