Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group

Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife are a group of local residents passionate about protecting and restoring our natural environment, and building our sense of belonging to the Barkers Creek community in which we live. We are now into our third decade and going strong. Learn more …

Little Red Apple

The Little Red Apple is the home of the Award Winning – Harcourt Apple, Pear and Dry cider. (There is no harm in a free plug).

The owners Simon and Vicki first came on board when we did the Big Barkers Creek Blackberry Blitz. Yes, along that section of Barkers Creek there were plenty of Blackberries but even more so an enormous number of Willows. Simon had a vision of one day creating an outdoor picnic area alongside the creek. But preferably one that looked a lot better than what it did nearly a decade ago.

So, over the years we have removed the willows and the blackberries and done quite a lot of planting. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has intervened on several occasions when the creek flooded (three times in 2010–11) and then again in 2015–16. Many of our plants were washed away and then in the last flood so was Simon’s footbridge. Now rebuilt and re-planted (again) we hope all will resist the next lot of flooding.