This is a new website being built for Gloucestershire Orchard Trust during winter/spring 2017. This page, its content, the logos, layout and the sidebar are under construction at present. Feel free to explore the structure, but please note there isn't much content yet and parts of the structure are incomplete. Our existing website, at www.gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk, will still be available throughout the build.
This page has contact details for GOT, our social media accounts and outline details and links about visiting our orchards and orchard centres.
Scroll down to see all the information or use these links to go straight to the information you need:
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General enquiries can be sent direct to our coordinator/secretary, Ann Smith, via the form (under construction!) below or direct via email, phone or post (details listed below the form).
Before enquiring please check whether your query is already covered by information on our websites:
Direct contact information:
Gloucestershire Orchard Trust
109 Orchard Way
You can also contact us via Social Media:
GOT on social media
Editing note: The social media accounts here are not fully set-up yet (and may not all be used) but more content is needed on all that will be used.
We are currently developing new social media projects. Some are listed blow:
GOT’s News Blog: https://glosorchards.org/home/blog/
GOT’s tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlosOrchards
GOT’s page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glosorchards/
GOT’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhbZYL3QnP2kTZ61exoQJg
Visiting our orchards and orchard centres :
GOT is involved in many orchards and orchard projects around the county, but three sites are worth a special mention:
- Our own orchards at Longney
- The Orchard Centre at Hartpury
- The Orchard & Rural Skills Centre at Brookthorpe
Introductory details of all these are given below:
Our own orchards at Longney
Gloucestershire Orchard Trust, after a year of fund-raising and negotiations, became the owner, in 2015, of nearly 18 acres of Severnside land, most of which contained either extant or remnant old orchards. We are very grateful for the generous donations from so many people towards the purchase of these very special orchards. They are in the parish of Longney, 6 miles south of Gloucester. For more information visit our Longney page here. Visitors are welcome – the Severn Way and other public footpaths run through the site.
The Orchard Centre at Hartpury
The Orchard Centre at Hartpury is set in the midst of the National Perry Pear Collection, with over 100 varieties of Perry Pear. The oak framed Centre building provides information and is a unique specialist centre for training in the production of cider, perry, juice and orchard fruit-based products. The Centre and the Perry Pear Collection are owned and managed by the Hartpury Heritage Trust.
For more details visit our Hartpury page. Visitors are welcome at any time.
The Orchard & Rural Skills Centre
The Orchard & Rural Skills Centre is an initiative based in the orchards owned by Day’s Cottage Apple Juice at Brookthorpe, just south of Gloucester.
The Centre began in 2009 when GOT received a grant from the Gloucestershire Environment Trust to establish an Orchard Skills Centre: an outdoor centre for running workshops on all aspects of orchard management and other rural skills.
Please note that the Centre is not open for casual visitors, please only visit by arrangement or at events or courses.