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Heathrow Apple Blossom Walk

Date uploaded: April 22, 2014

As part of the Haystacks series of events organised by Kathrin Böhm, the artist Kate Corder will be conductiong a tour to various orchards and apple related sites around London’s Heathrow area on Sunday 27th 2014 April, from 2 to 5pm.

Kate Corder is interested in the Thames Valley Corridor as a former apple tree orchard cultivation area, which included Heathrow prior to the building of the airport. It is still undecided if or when a Third Runway will be built at Heathrow. Kate will direct a walk searching for apple tree blossom along one of the potential runway sites in the public domain.

The walk will meet at Transition Heathrow, a squat in an old market garden at the village of Sipson, then walk to Harmondsworth to visit the grave of Richard Cox, who grew the first Cox's Orange Pippen apple. The walk will continue to the Sheraton Hotel at Heathrow, where the managers planted an orchard, and the Haystack ends with drinks at the Discovery Bar.
Kate Corder is bringing a bag full of apple stories and histories to have along our tour - hopefully just in time for apple blossom.

Addresses along the way:

  • Transition Heathrow, Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JH
  • Richard Cox’s grave, St Marys, High Street, Harmondsworth, UB7 OAQ
  • Sheraton Hotel Heathrow, Colnbrook By-Pass, Harmondsworth, West Drayton UB7 0HJ

Kate Corder is an artist, researcher, curator of Cultivation Field and her recent PhD explores allotments, plant material and land cultivation.

For more information please click here.

Haystack 11_ Heathrow Orchards with Kate Corder on Sunday 27 April

Haystack 11_ Heathrow Orchards with Kate Corder on Sunday 27 April