Zreče crest

Planting of Apple Tree in Zreče – December 2009

An apple tree marking the fraternal friendship between Sedbergh and Zreče was planted in Zreče in December 2009.

A little bit of Sedbergh now grows in Zreče, Slovenia – outside the bus station in the town centre – so that young people going to school can grab an English apple off the tree to give to teacher – or at least they can in about 10 years time.

An apple tree from Zreče apple tree grows outside the Howgills Bunk Barn in Sedbergh by the public footpath where many walkers have already enjoyed the fruits of our twinning.

May the friendship between our towns always be fruitful – naj naše prijateljstov vedno rodi sadove!

In the photos are Zreče mayor Boris Podvrsnik, Zreče town band manager Slavko Kejzar, and Sedbergh’s Town Twinning Cultural Commissar David Burbidge. Photos by Urska Firer.

Town Twinning and International Achievements


Wherever an event or a visit goes towards fulfilling one or more of the following aims it has been an achievement for Sedbergh. The event or visit:

provides an opportunity for the community to look outwards
helps stimulate business ideas and openings
gives opportunities for the more disadvantaged members of our community to broaden their horizons
raises Sedbergh’s profile nationally and internationally
periodically at least, livens up the town a little
The people of Sedbergh who come into contact with others from overseas have the privilege and opportunity to learn about a different culture and way of life.
The coming together of people across Europe and the close relationships and hand of friendship should always bind us in peace and prosperity.