Signing up to Ripon Walled Garden tree sponsorship scheme

Ripon Community Link welcomed the Harrogate and District Soroptimists to The Walled Garden in Ripon to enjoy a strawberry tea to mark their recent adoption of the beautiful 100-year-old pear tree in the orchard.

By Janet Harrison
Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 1:44 pm

The tree was adopted to mark the Soroptimist Internationals’ centenary and in memory of their Soroptimist sisters.

The Walled Garden is part of Ripon Community Link and offers support for adults with mild and moderate learning difficulties.

It has recently launched its tree sponsorship - annually or 25 years - which helps to raise vital funds. Contact [email protected]

The Soroptimists’ president, Mrs Sandra Frier, pulled the ribbon round the tree, to mark the occasion with Victoria Ashley, CEO of the Walled Garden, who then gave a short informative talk about the work which takes place at the garden.

President Sandra said: “We are overjoyed that we have been able to adopt a beautiful pear tree in the Ripon Walled Gardens to enable us to forever remember our Soroptimist Sisters.

“The Walled Garden is a very special place which provides a haven for everyone who visits and provides invaluable support to adults and young people in the Ripon and surrounding areas.”

The Soroptimists are now looking forward to returning to the garden on October 9 when Ripon Walled Garden will be holding their annual Apple Day between 10am-3pm, the public are welcome to attend and can enjoy apple pressing, children’s activities and artisan stalls.