We are excited to announce we have teamed up with Melbourne Central and Flemings Nurseries to present Orchard in the City, where Shot Tower Square will be transformed into an idyllic orchard, perfect for selfies! This new and unique experience will allow visitors the opportunity to walk through a stunning display of ornamental cherry, pear and fruit trees with some of the trees in full bloom.
Alternatively visitors can take a seat among the weeping cherry trees at our own pop-up cherry bar where we will be serving our newly launched Cherry Rose Cider and signature Cherish Spritzer cocktail with Four Pillars Gin!
This incredible once a year experience will be available in Melbourne Central's Shot Tower Square from 19 - 22 September 2019.
Visitors will also be able to purchase tickets for our upcoming Blossom Festival that will be taking place from the following week 26 September - 6 October.
We love our bee friends, and whilst they might be little, they’re essential to growing our CherryHill Orchards cherries and indeed to most of the world’s food. This weekend we're excited to be running a kids bee workshop during the Blossom Festival run by our local bee expert Holly Hale. New for this weekend, we will be running a Spring Flower workshop run by our very talented floral friend Georgia.
Busy Bees Workshop
This fun, engaging and interactive session will stimulate all the senses. The Busy Bees workshop is tailored to provide interesting information about what makes up a hive, the bee life-cycle and how the bees make honey! Time will also be spent talking about how the bees help our environment, why they are so important in our food systems and sustainability and how to respond and behave around bees in our natural play spaces.
Holly brings in her observation hive so that the children can see a real honey bee colony in action. A demonstration of beekeeping tools and suit are provided along with a children’s sized suit and veil for the children to try on. Of course, you couldn’t learn about bees without tasting some honey too!
Spring Flower Workshop
Want to look, feel and smell like spring?!
Come and join our friend Georgia in learning how to create your very own beautiful crown of fresh spring flowers to wear. In this fun, hands on workshop you will be shown how to assemble pretty flowers into a halo that you can wear all day. Suitable for children 10 years and over and particularly for anyone wanting to embrace their creativity and inner spring fairy! No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied just bring your smile for the selfies!