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August 2019

Growing & Training Fruit In Small Spaces

Thursday, 15th, August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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£75.00

Beginners Course. Learn how to select the right rootstocks and how to grow and prune fruit trees as espaliers, cordons and fans to be both productive and ornamental. Practise training and pruning trees in my garden. Sue Gibson of Sue Gibson School of Gardening at May Cottage, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge GL2 7BP www.iteachgardening.co.uk sue.gibson931@gmail.com 01453 890820 Cost £75, less 10% for GOT members. Booking essential.

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National Plum Day 2019

Saturday, 24th, August

National Plum Day will be celebrated for the second time in 2019 as part of Pershore Plum Festival’s month-long festivities throughout August. Plums have become a forgotten fruit and it is hoped National Plum Day will start to make people rethink the perfection of plums. They’re great value, work in sweet or savoury dishes or eaten as a snack and are bursting with vitamins and anti-oxidants.  More info at https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-plum-day-2019/ About the Plum Festival At the Pershore Flower Show in…

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September 2019

Get Growing Fruit Trees – an introduction Day 4 of 4

Sunday, 8th, September @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

At Horfield Organic Community Orchard Sundays: 3 March, 5 May, 7 July, 8 September, 2pm - 4.30pm No previous experience needed. • March - Know your trees, their care needs, site, and soil • May - Pests, diseases, disorders • July - Pruning – why and how • September - Harvest, storage & preservation Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members) Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or 0117 373 1587…

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Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre

Saturday, 21st, September @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Open afternoon from 2.30 pm Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre. £2 per variety, bring at least 8 + a few leaves, all in good condition!

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Perry Pears, and Apples too, at Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday, 28th, September - Sunday, 29th, September
Three Counties Showground Malvern, WR13 6NW United Kingdom + Google Map

We will be at the Malvern Autumn Show again this year - the GOT stand will have a Gloucestershire apple display with tasting opportunity and juice for sale plus tree advice. And Jim Chapman will have his usual Hartpury Orchard Centre stand with a perry pear display (bettering the 97 varieties shown in 2018 - he is planning 108 for 2019 which is a world record!) He will be offering a perry pear identification service (small fee please). All in…

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October 2019

Transition Cleeve’s Big Squeeze Juicing Day

Sunday, 6th, October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your apple windfalls and containers and take home some juice - on Sunday, 6 October 12 noon to 3pm at Court Farm Shop, Stoke Orchard, Road, Bishop’s Cleeve Email: transition.cleeve@googlemail.com Facebook: @grangefieldcommunityorchard

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Fishponds Community Orchard Apple Day, Bristol

Sunday, 6th, October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Fishponds Community Orchard, Thingwall Park Allotments, Fishponds, Bristol. Free admission. Apple pressing and juice. Apple tasting and print making. Cider, refreshments, fruit trees, orchard and and local produce for sale. Entrance via allotment gates opposite the ends of Hawkesbury Road or Knowsley Road and then follow signs. Public transport: 20 minute walk from Stapleton Road Station. 5 minutes by bike from the Alcove Road exit of the Bristol/Bath Railway Path. Frequent buses from Bristol City Centre along Fishponds Road.

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Harvestime at the Big Apple 2019

Saturday, 12th, October - Sunday, 13th, October

Join The Big Apple for their 30th anniversary of celebrating English apples and cider – a real opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in their corner of Herefordshire in and around Much Marcle. Nine venues! Full details are on their website (https://www.bigapple.org.uk/harvest2019/)- with summary details below: Or download the full details here:  https://www.bigapple.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/big-apple-harvestime-2019-web.pdf We have put together for you a collection of small rural events where you can enjoy our local orchards, famous for their cider fruit and excellent culinary…

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Community Orchard Days, Barton House Orchard, Cirencester

Saturday, 12th, October - Sunday, 13th, October

Meet Cotswold Tree Warden Group at Barton House Orchard Once again Barton House Orchard is being opened to the public for collection of apples. The orchard, at Barton Lane Cirencester, GL7 2EE will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Voluntary donations are invited to support this group’s running/ More details at https://cotswoldtreewardengroup.wordpress.com/ twgcotswold@yahoo.co.uk  

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Apple Day celebration at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Sunday, 13th, October @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring small numbers of apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. This is the home of the Museum Orchard (of Gloucestershire varieties of apple), the Orchard & Rural Skills Centre, their award winning (unsprayed) juice, cider & perry business (Days Cottage Apple Juice) and orchards (both young and old). You can also bring up to two carrier bags for juicing. Please save…

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