The site was part of ‘King’s Fields’ so called it is said because it was where King Richard set up his camp prior to the Battle of Gosford Green.
It appears on maps dated around 1860 with many trees and was divided into allotments which were for the use of Freemen of the City. Many old trees remain and some of the structure of the old site is still evident. The site has been neglected for many years having been isolated after the North-South road was built over part of it. It has been colonised by lots of different flora and fauna much of which we are trying to preserve.
Work in progress restoring an old orchard/allotment site by Coventry Tree Wardens.
Site was completely overgrown and is being gradually cleared. Wardens will be on hand to guide visitors round the site and discuss progress. Hope to have Apple pressing and traditional music.
Sunday 22 September: 1100-1600
No booking required
Ground is uneven in places with some ground Ivy on Paths. Stout footwear recommended.
The site is located on the north side of the A444 Island at it’s junction with the Binley Road, behind a large green steel gate. The number 13 bus stops on the Binley Road just past the island. A number of other buses stop opposite Stoke Library on Ball Hill, it is then a short walk to the other end of Kingsway.