Pop-up orchard

We worked with Caorunn Gin to create a 'pop-up' apple orchard in Spinningfields in Manchester. 

We teamed up with Caorunn, the handcrafted Scottish gin, to transform the Oast House, Spinningfields, into a vibrant apple orchard which offered 500 passers-by a free Caorunn G&T.

On September 30th 2016, we helped to transform the area outside the Oast House with apple trees, as part of a promotional event for Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

We worked with the company to advise on the right type of tree, as well as planning and co-ordinating the set up, delivery and installation of the 22 live trees. 

In addition, following their time in Spinningfields, the trees were donated to Snipe Clough, Oldham, where they were planted to form part of a new community orchard.

Kevin Wigley, City of Trees, comments: “This was a really exciting project for us to work on and was a chance for gin-lovers to get close to nature in an urban environment.

We hope this pop-up orchard showed people how trees can really make a space and inspire more urban greening to help transform our cities and towns”.