Future Perfect: Apple Day

Date 24.10.15

Time 11.00am - 3.00pm

Location Outside Whitchurch Library, 7 Oatlands Ave, Bristol BS14 0SX


On 24 October 2015, join a celebration of Apple Day, ahead of the planting of a new orchard on Whitchurch Village Green.


On 24 October 2015, join a celebration of Apple Day, ahead of the planting of a new orchard on Whitchurch Village Green.

  • Learn to press apples & taste fresh juice with National Trust Leigh Woods
  • Bring your own apples & bottles for free juice
  • Take a walk on the wild side with local forager Steve England
  • Buy local produce from The Bristol Larder
  • Taste home cooking from The Garlic Farm Field Kitchen & Whitchurch WI
  • Get creative with artist workshops for all ages
  • Bring your apple cakes for bake-off competition, with judging by a professional at 2:30pm
  • Hear music by the Acousticians


About the Orchard

The Orchard is designed by artist David Thorpe and commissioned by Bristol City Council as part of the Future Perfect public art programme. David was invited to visit Hengrove in 2013, and spent time talking to residents about their hopes for their community. The outcome was an artwork that is both functional and beautiful, and will contribute to the identity and resources of Hengrove.

The design created by Thorpe proposes a community orchard in which large growing fruit and nut trees are planted according to the floor plan of a cathedral. The Orchard will form a beautiful natural structure for Hengrove, as well as provide food in abundance and a grand meeting place for the community.

Planting the Orchard

You can also help us to plant the first fruit trees on Whitchurch Village Green on Wed 25 & Thur 26 November. No experience necessary. Let us know you're coming:

Find out more by visiting the Future Perfect Web site containing information on the artists and commissions, as well as videos and photos of activity to date.

For press information, images and interview requests, please contact Angie Wood, Senior PR Officer, Bristol City Council, 0117- 922 2732 or Rowan Lear

Future Perfect:

Future Perfect is an ambitious public art programme for Hengrove in south Bristol, commissioned by Bristol City Council and curated by Theresa Bergne (Field Art Projects) and Jes Fernie. The programme consists of three commissions by international artists Martino Gamper, Nils Norman and David Thorpe. All three artists have had extensive, fruitful conversations with local people, groups and schools in Hengrove throughout the process of developing their work.