Winterbourne Medieval Barn Orchard Harvest Day, 10th October 2021

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Winterbourne Barn’s annual Orchard Harvest Day is back!  11am – 4pm on 10th October.

Visit the amazing Winterbourne Medieval Barn for a fun day out for all the family.

Celebrate the Great British Orchard with apple displays, and experts on hand to identify apple varieties. Enjoy entertainment from Terry Moules ferret-racing, and live music from Bygonz – music from a bygone age, and the Frampton Shantymen (among others). We’ll have a variety of artisan crafts traders and stalls from local groups. Plus plenty of kids activities throughout the day!

We’ll be serving locally sourced high quality food and drink all day.

A great day out with something for all ages!

Pre book tickets now! £5 adults, £1 children

Full details are at http://www.winterbournebarn.org.uk/event/orchard-harvest-day/

Drawing in the Orchard, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September

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Learn to draw in the beautiful, open air setting of Days Cottage Orchard, with experienced artist Liz Lancashire.

Four creative, relaxed sessions suitable for absolute beginners, with a chance to try new materials and different approaches to drawing.

Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September, 2 – 4pm, £50.

Shelter provided in wet weather.

Call Liz on 07407 115043 to book your place, or contact liz@lancashirepillow.co.uk.

Big Apple Harvestime, Much Marcle, 9th and 10th October

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From our friends at big Apple:

We’re delighted to announce that we are going ahead with Harvestime this year over the weekend of 9/10th October.  All the usual venues in and around Much Marcle will be involved – in fact, they can’t wait to get back to welcoming visitors.

We look forward to welcoming you to any (or all) of our nine venues, all of which are free to visit.  They are relatively close to each other and shown on the location map. However, some special events require advance booking as places are limited and we have to keep a careful control on numbers.  Booking for these events will open at 9.00am on Friday 17th September.

There will be lots of opportunities to enjoy the local orchards, see, hear and smell cider being made and taste many different varieties of apples, local ciders, perries and apple juices.

Most of the activities take place in the open air.  For those events taking place indoors (eg talks in The Haywain), please be prepared to wear a face covering.  For these indoor venues we will ensure there is effective ventilation.

We are still fine-tuning the activities so some of the events may change – please keep checking the website (link below).

Harvestime 9th-10th October, 2021

Hartpury Orchard Centre/National Perry Pear Centre Open Afternoon 19th September

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Hartpury Orchard Centre/National Perry Pear Centre Open Afternoon (covid permitting)

Sunday 19th September 2021 2-5pm

with perry tasting, teas, probably cider/perry competition and perry pear display (80 varieties possible) and identification, books, leaflets and orchard gifts for sale.
https://www.hartpuryheritage.org.uk/events/annual-events/

For perry pear identification information see https://glosorchards.org/home/fruitvarieties/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/01/NationalPerryPearCentre_ID_Notes.pdf

CANCELLED Longney Orchard Open Afternoon 12th September

This event is cancelled.

Sunday 12th September 2021 at 12-4pm,

Open to all. We welcome everyone, especially Longney locals, Longney schoolchildren and GOT members/families and volunteers. Browse the progress made with the mature and young orchards of Gloucestershire varieties and display boards. Juice, cider and perry for sale! BBQ but bring a picnic lunch and something to sit on (we have limited benches and chairs), suitable footwear (ground is uneven). There is a composting loo and running cold water. Please bring your own handsanitizer.

The site is part of the Severn Way. The Public Right of Way can be accessed from the white railings in Longney. No vehicular access. Please park at the lower end of Yew Tree Farm or sensibly in the road, being courteous to our neighbours. There are sheep in the orchard so any dogs must be kept on leads and keep gates closed please. We have a first aid kit and one of our committee is first aid trained.

Please check the GOT website glosorchards.org nearer the time for any changes (eg national covid-19 restrictions or bad weather).

We will also celebrate twenty years since GOT was founded.

Berwick Lodge Open Garden 8th & 9th July

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Berwick Lodge (Bristol)  are having Open Garden Days on 8th and 9th July, as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Martin Hayes and David Lindgren of GOT will be there to talk about fruit trees and supplying fruit juices made by Trust Juice and by Bushel & Peck.

The details:

🌷From 12pm – 5pm both days you can come up and enjoy the gardens at Berwick. £5 admission goes to the NGS charity.

🍰 Cream teas available to buy on the day

🌹 Meet our Head Gardener Robert (ex Highgrove) who will be around to chat to you about the gardens

🍎 Find out about what to do with fruit from your fruit trees with Martin from the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust (Thursday only)

TO BOOK: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42255

Don’t worry, if the weather isn’t great we have a huge stretch tent in the garden with tables and chairs, to keep you dry 🌞

We look forward to welcoming you!

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