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Whitminster Orchard Day
Saturday, 30th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over 75% of Gloucestershire’s orchards have been lost in the past 50 years as farming practices have changed and land has been cleared for development.
Just as traditional orchards were often the centre of village life and a cornerstone of the rural economy, community orchards are lovely places for people to come together to plant and cultivate local and wonderful varieties of fruit trees and to use as the centre point for community activities, including, open-air plays, picnics, story-telling events or festivals or as a green haven in which to relax and wind-down.
Join Anna and the rest of the canal environment team at Whitminster Community Orchard to plant rare Gloucestershire apple trees, have a go at apple pressing, find out how to grow fruit trees and all about the history of orchards. Bring a picnic, family and friends.
Meet the team at Whitminster Village Hall at 10 am to walk together to the orchard. Park here if you need to, and if you’re running late, there will be signs to guide you down to the orchard. Be prepared for all weather – walking boots or wellies are advised! There are no toilets or changing facilities on site and the nearest facilities are at The Whitminster Inn, Bristol Road.
Please do get in touch if there is anything you’d like to ask or if you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance. The track is sloping, runs across fields and the orchard itself is on a steep slope, both might be muddy.
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