FANCY learning how to create your own apple trees?

Crosstown Community Orchard is hosting a free grafting workshop.

Orchard expert Dan Hasler, of the Manchester Fruit Tree Co-operative, is is returning to Knutsford to teach people how to graft fruit trees.

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The workshop takes place at the 2nd Knutsford Scout hut on Manor Crescent on Wednesday, April 10 from 7pm to 9pm.

Grafting is the process of joining two plants together and is how most fruit trees are sold.

Participants will leave with an apple tree to take home.

Admission is free but organisers are asking for a small donation to go towards future workshops and the maintenance of the orchard.

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 Crosstown Community Orchard on Mobberley Road is Knutsford’s first community orchard.

Volunteers have planted 38 fruit trees, including apples, pear, cherry, plum, greengage and quince.

Fruit beds host strawberry, blueberry, currant, gooseberry and raspberry plants alongside jostaberry, a blackcurrant and gooseberry hybrid, and rhubarb.

A selection of wild harvest shrubs include elderberry, hazelnut and crab apple.

It is a charity run by a group of trustees.

Monthly volunteering days are held on the last Sunday of each month between 10am and 12 noon.

Anyone is welcome to come along and lend a hand in keeping the orchard well maintained and improved.