The site of Palace Road Estate was once occupied by large detached houses, each with their own garden. These gardens left the estate a legacy of fruit trees – pears, plums and cherries. Over the years, these trees have become less productive and some have died, but there is still a large crop of pears to be harvested in the autumn.
In early 2014 the estate was fortunate enough to be visited by volunteers working with the Open Orchard Project. They planted ten fruit trees across the estate, ensuring that our fruit harvest will continue for many years into the future.