The orchards have historic varieties of apple, pear, cherry plum and plum trees together with a rich ground flora including Wild Daffodils and Lesser Celandine. New trees are being planted to replace a few that had died. Mistletoe is being introduced too. This plant, dependent on other trees used to be very common in the orchards of this area but is now very rare.
The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Pete McSweeney (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton, Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton, Julia Holroyd,
Basil Herwald, David Marland, Andy Pringle, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen