Because of Coronavirus, most events this spring and summer have been cancelled.

These are orchard-related events in our area – some organised by GOT, some by partner organisations. Click an event title to bring up more detail. If you want to see just GOT Events click here, or just Partner Events click here.

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January 2020

Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve Wassail

Monday, 27th, January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wassail at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, Chletenham http://pilleybridge.org.uk/ Woodcraft Folk leaders. There should be hot drinks, lanterns and lots of noise!

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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre

Friday, 31st, January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre A Traditional Winter Festival Assemble from 6.30pm for 7pm start. Finish approx. 8.30pm. Special gathering of pipe, tabor, hurdy-gurdy and other players (as part of The Taborers Society weekend). Special thanks to Rob and Gillian Guest for this music. Hot Food Bar: cider and perry Wrap up warm, bring a torch, and come and enjoy an evening with the traditional customs of toasting the orchards, Wassailing the trees, pouring cider on their roots, with food…

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February 2020

Pruning workshop at Days Cottage Orchard Centre

Thursday, 6th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35.00

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. £35.00 To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602 Details at http://dayscottage.co.uk/courses Please book with Dave/Helen at Days Cottage directly.  

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Pruning workshop at Days Cottage Orchard Centre

Sunday, 9th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35.00

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. £35.00 To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602 Details at http://dayscottage.co.uk/courses  

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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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