Come and buy some jam, jelly and chutney, cakes and tarts, all made with surplus local fruit. Sample some lovely fresh juice from the fruit press. Free jam tasting, make your own fruit pie, expert advice on how to look after your fruit tree, ‘The Longest Peel’ and other games, music from the acclaimed International Ukulele Orchestra. Everyone is welcome and entry is free.

Fruit Day is the fund-raiser for Abundance Wimbledon, a fruit picking and sharing project. Anyone who can’t use all the fruit from their garden can contact Abundance - we send along a team to pick the fruit, which is then shared out amongst garden owners, pickers and others who would like some free fruit. Last year, we picked 1360 kilos of unwanted fruit and 366 kilos was passed on to charities such as the Merton and Morden Guild, Home Start and the Faith in Action Drop In Centre for the homeless and other local good causes.

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