Because of Coronavirus, most events this season have been cancelled.

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February 2020

Jolly Wassail at Gloucester Heritage Hub

Saturday, 15th, February @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin St
Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 3DW United Kingdom
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Come along to the Archives and wassail our apple trees (old and new) for the forthcoming year! Find out about the history of this old tradition and listen to local wassailing songs. - Wassail procession - free games & art activities - free BBQ food - free fruit punch - free hot drinks - free cake Bring a pot & wooden spoon to take part in the wassail procession! archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk 01452 425295 The Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin St, Gloucester,…

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Apple Grafting Course/Workshop

Saturday, 22nd, February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
Winterbourne, BS36 1SE United Kingdom
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£45

Apple Grafting Workshop at Winterbourne Barn Full Details at www.winterbournebarn.org.uk Please contact Robert Beetham for booking on 01179574921 or robert.beetham@phonecoop.coop

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March 2020

Spring maintenance at Barton House Orchard

Tuesday, 17th, March

Spring maintenance with the Cotswold Tree Wardens. twgcotswold@yahoo.co.uk http://www.cotswoldtreewardengroup.org.uk/

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Grafting Workshop at Days Cottage Orchard Centre

Thursday, 19th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£40.00

Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. £40.00 To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602 Details at http://dayscottage.co.uk/courses

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April 2020

Postponed! Gloucestershire Orchard Trust AGM

Saturday, 18th, April

With the ongoing crisis over the coronavirus outbreak and emerging advice to minimise social contact, particularly for older age groups, we have decided to postpone our AGM, which was due to be on Saturday 18th April. We will reschedule the AGM once the progress of the epidemic is clearer.  On current thinking the new date is likely to be some months away, possibly in the autumn. We hope everyone stays safe – and do let committee know if you want…

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June 2020

BioBlitz at Hartpury Orchard Centre – Cancelled

Friday, 5th, June @ 9:00 pm - Saturday, 6th, June @ 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom

Owing to Coronavirus, all forthcoming events at the Orchard Centre have been cancelled. Moth Trapping Event on the evening of Friday 5th June 2020 (starting 9pm), followed by a full days Bioblitz on Saturday 6th June (9am - 5pm). All are welcome to attend both events. We need lots of volunteers to help record insects, birds, plants and animals. This is a great day out for the kids and a brilliant way to get involved in recording and protecting our…

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July 2020

Community Orchards and Growing

Thursday, 30th, July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Zoom talk by Wade Muggleton, organised by The Worcester Environmental Group on Thursday 30 July 2020 19:30 - 21:00.   Wade has been countryside officer at Worcestershire County Council for 20 years and has worked with local groups to establish community orchards in a range of locations.   As a result of the Three Counties Orchard project he published 2 books “The Apple & Orchards of Worcestershire” and “The Worcester Black Pear” and has written extensively for Permaculture Magazine.…

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September 2020

Apple Pressing in Horsley

Saturday, 19th, September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Horsley Orchard project will be pressing apples at the Horsley fete on the 19th September 2-4 and elsewhere to be decided. Our mobile service is planned to be up and open for bookings by the 1st October. To contact Horsley Orchard project please see our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horsleyorchardproject/ Or email horsleyorchardproject@hotmail.com

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October 2020

Apple Day at the Folk of Gloucester.

Saturday, 17th, October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gloucester Civic Trust are hosting Apple Day on Saturday the 17th of October from 10am to 4pm at the Folk of Gloucester. Venue details are at https://thefolkofgloucester.co.uk/ There will be a display of local apple varieties and folk music provided by Bygonz and Lassington Oak. They are also hoping to have members of Lassington oak give an insight in to Morris Dancing. There won’t be a horse there this year but the cider mill will be open for people to…

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National Apple Day

Wednesday, 21st, October

It's Apple Day, as usual, on 21st October! National Apple Day was launched in 1990 by Common Ground. Their aspiration was to create a calendar custom, an autumn holiday. From the start, Apple Day was intended to be both a celebration and a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture too. It has also played a part in raising awareness in the…

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