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

Days Cottage Apple Day 17th October 2021

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Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith hope to have their usual Apple Day Afternoon from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday 17th October 2021.
www.dayscottage.co.uk Upton Lane, Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT.

Check their or GOTs website nearer the time. Covid restrictions permitting.

Bring a few representative samples for identification and a small amount (two carrier bags) for juicing at the farm. Small charge for the latter.

Mulled apple juice, lovely apple and pear themed cakes, family event, music, heritage fruit to try and buy, rare trees for sale. Buy juice, cider and perry from unsprayed fruit.
Now is a chance to chat to Dave and Helen about your orchard/fruit questions. But they do get busy!

Browse their mature and young orchards, bring a picnic. Walk around the Museum Orchard of rare Gloucestershire varieties. Maps available (please return).

Signage will be out. One way system in operation. Yurt and roundhouse. Forest garden to explore.

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

Apple Day at Wolds End Orchard, Chipping Campden 23rd October 2021

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Saturday 23 October 10.30am – 4pm

Come to the Orchard and meet some of the “Orchardeers” caring for this 3 acre Traditional Orchard in Chipping Campden.

 

Since last November The Campden Society and The Friends of Wolds End Orchard have been working together to conserve this beautiful corner of glorious Chipping Campden.

 

We have 90 trees with eating, cider and cooking varieties as well as Perry and culinary pears, plus a few plums and young quince.

 

You will have a chance to wander around the veteran, mature and young trees, and learn about what we have done this year – as well as our plans for the future. We will also have some local apple juice for sale on the day.

 

Please email campdensociety20@gmail.com or foweo@gmail.com for more information.

 

Location: entrance corner of Aston Road and Back Ends, Chipping Campden, Glos GL55 6HR.

 

No parking on site – free parking at weekends available at the High School (a few minutes walk away, off Cider Mill Lane) or on Back Ends or the High Street.

 

Website: www.thecampdensociety.org/

Longney Apple Pruning and Orchard Maintenance Workshop 11th January 2022

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Martin Hayes is leading workshops at GOT’s lovely Longney Orchard (south of Gloucester by the River Severn) 10am-3pm or whatever time you can spare. Pandemic permitting.

No charge for GOT members. More details will be sent later to those who are interested. The morning session will either be pruning medium sized trees (no ladders) or helping to maintain the trees in other ways.

Then switch over in the afternoon.

Martin will go through Health and Safety and we would need everyone to sign in with an emergency contact phone number please. Bring own tools, gloves and boots. Thank you! Martin is very knowledgeable and there’s always something to learn and share. Stone fruit will not be pruned – only May to September on dry days for plums and cherries to reduce the chance of silver leaf disease.

Please book through Ann Smith ann@smithcovell.co.uk

Places will be limited. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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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