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Apple tree theatre

Funded on Spacehive 1 April 2021 Delivered 28 March 2022

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Apple tree theatre

Station Roads Gardens By Station Roads Gardens

Help us create the apple tree theatre in Billingshurst

Billingshurst Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 01 Apr 2021!

We need your help to raise funds to plant a C shape in semi dwarf apple trees, made of one row planted at the distance of fifteen feet apart the row being fifty meters long, with two extra trees to fill in at each end.

What we'll deliver:

  • Semi Dwarf fruit trees
  • Tree stakes and ties
  • Supply compost

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits to the community. To come together with a common purpose, to feel pride in the creative atmosphere. To realise and discuss the potential of the theatre and exchange ideas. To bring an opportunity to the young people in the community to realise the potential and the importance of a platform to express their concerns about the future and to promote awareness of what needs to be addressed and achieved. Positive action like plays / singing/ dance can help alleviate anxiety about the environment. The apple trees will benefit bees and other insects, they will be pleasant to look at, and will produce fruit. The area around can be utilised for the encouragement of biodiversity and thereby making a suitable educational environment. The area can be used for an outside classroom suitable to seat thirty students at social distancing. The area can be used for classes like yoga/ singing/ art etc. It could be used as a social hub for talking about local issues.

Steps to get it done:

  • Once the funds are secure the trees/compost/ guards/posts will be purchased.
  • The secondary/ primary school students will be approached to help with the planting.
  • The students will be encouraged to work on plays .
  • Advice on expansion of the area to encourage more environmental awareness, biodiversity etc
  • To promote the area as a possible hub for the community to integrate
  • This is the first apple tree theatre, the school woodland theatre project’s aim is to promote the idea far and wide.
  • Connecting neighbouring villages/ towns communities through art and drama

The chosen area at station road gardens is a disused section which lends itself to the creative aspirations of the students to use the area to promote their concerns about the climate and other issues.

Location Billingshurst

About the space

The area is on the far left of station road gardens Billingshurst, behind the mounds in the park area.


Horsham District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,515

Trees £1131 posts £70 tree ties £22 notice board £200 - £1,423 (94%)
Other - £92 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Trees £1131 posts £70 tree ties £22 notice board £200
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £1,515

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