|Have You Followed the Edible Askew Road Treasure Trail?|
Find the secret symbols and crack the code to enter prize draw
As part of the first Edible Askew Road, which sees the road turn into a river of fruit trees until June 9, local historian Caroline MacMillan has devised a treasure trail along the Askew Road, linking trees and shops to their historical roots (no pun intended) and explaing the history behind the shops and area.
Pick up the treasure trail sheet from Askew Road Library or estate agent Finlay Brewer at 113 Askew Road, then follow the trail, find the secret symbols on the trees and crack the secret code. Return your completed sheet to the library or Finlay Brewer and you can can enter a prize draw.
Local environmental charity, the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and the Askew Business Network, Starch Green and Finlay Brewer have linked up with residents, shops and local businesses to turn the Askew Road into a river of fruit trees for three weeks until June 9, and be part of the Chelsea Fringe, a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening which will be held across London over three weeks to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
"We are greening up our patch with blossoming apple, peach, pear and plum trees under-planted with herbs to create a corridor of flowers for bees, butterflies and pollinating insects," says Annie Pennington of the Askew Business Network.
The three weeks will culminate with a concert and wine-tasting fund-raiser at the Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses organised by the HCGA to be held on Friday June 7.
You can also see pictures and watch a video about Edible Askew Road at Finlay Brewer's website.
May 24, 2013