Video: Yarn bombing strikes at Clumber Park orchard

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Apple trees in Clumber Park have been invaded with dozens of colourful knitted squares.

The exercise, known as yarn bombing, has seen supporters knit and crochet squares to dress the trees in the apple orchard. Knitted apples have also being hung from the branches.

Volunteers and the gardens team have been Yarn Bombing trees in the orchard at Clumber Park as part of the Winter Wassailing Festival. Pictured is Academy Gardener Shirley Roberts

Volunteers and the gardens team have been Yarn Bombing trees in the orchard at Clumber Park as part of the Winter Wassailing Festival. Pictured is Academy Gardener Shirley Roberts

Shirley Roberts, academy gardener at Clumber Park, said the knitters included local W.I groups and community groups.

“It involves people sick of real graffiti. We are taking matters into our own hands and turning everyday objects into works of art,” she added.

The yarn bombing will culminate in a traditional Wassailing ceremony on Sunday 2nd March.

Visitors are invited to come along and help wake up and bless the apple trees in the walled garden with the help of the Nu Urban Gardeners.