After several years in the planning it is great to see the bespoke art piece by Melissa Cole finally in position at Ridgeway Farm Swindon. The pieces links together the Ridgeway Farm Community Orchard, which has also been in the planning since 2013 and is now reach the final stages. 

The project has a number of different phases; a nature trail map, children’s photography and drawing workshop, bat boxes, a new entrance sign and a community orchard. The residents are organising themselves into a committee for the Community Orchard which will be for the benefit of the people living within the development of 700 homes. 

The community orchard will create a wildlife haven and a meeting place for the community to share produce, ideas and for future generations to enjoy. 

To see more of Melissa Coles work visit her website at