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April 2018

Blossom Afternoon at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Bring a picnic and enjoy the orchards at Days Cottage. Covered space if the weather is unkind. Home of the Museum Orchard of Gloucestershire varieties of apple, mature and young orchards and forest garden. Apple cakes and Days Cottage juice, cider and perry and orchard honey and trees for sale. No need to book – just turn up! Sorry, no dogs in the yurt field but you are welcome to walk your dog in the orchards IF on a lead.…

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September 2018

Introduction to Fruit ID

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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A general introduction to identifying fruit varieties  to be followed by more detailed Perry Pear identification session - numbers limited. All timings provisional; a detailed timetable will be sent to those who have booked nearer the time. Copies of powerpoint slides used during the day will be provided. At Hartpury Orchard Centre on Saturday 15 September. Booking essential. Arrive from 9.30 - tea/coffee available throughout day. Launch of the fruit processing set-up, explain the various options and show off hire…

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Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 30th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Three Counties Showground Malvern, WR13 6NW United Kingdom + Google Map

GOT will be at the Malvern Autumn Show in the Orchard Pavilion where Jim Chapman will also have his usual perry pear display and perry pear identification service (small fee for id please). All in the wonderful Orchard Pavilion. Tickets from

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October 2018

Winterbourne Orchard Harvest Day

Sunday, October 7th, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
Winterbourne, BS36 1SE United Kingdom
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Visit this wonderful medieval barn, which dates from the 1340s and marvel at the skill of medieval builders. Watch traditional cider-making demonstrations using a Victorian stone apple mill and 200 year old wooden press and taste the results! Celebrate the Great British Orchard and 'all things apple'. Plus local artisan and rural crafts, ferret-racing, skittles, llamas, geese, apple bobbing and a variety of children’s activities and games to choose from. An amazing variety of song, dance, and delicious locally-sourced food…

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Transition Cleeve/ Grangefield Community Orchard ‘Big Squeeze’

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Court Farm Shop, Stoke Road, Stoke Orchard
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 7RY United Kingdom
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The 'Big Squeeze', an apple juicing event run by Transition Cleeve and Grangefield Community Orchard will be on Sunday 14th October between 12 noon and 3pm at Court Farm Shop on the Stoke Orchard Road, Bishop's Cleeve. Please come along and bring along your windfalls for pressing. The plentiful scrittings will be enjoyed by the Court Farm pigs. Court Farm Shop is on Stoke Road opposite Pussy Willows Cattery. Contact Jerry Barr of Transition Cleeve

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History Talk – the Squatter Communities of West Gloucestershire

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gorsley Baptist Church Hall, Gorsley HR9 7SE + Google Map

with Dr. Nick Herbert, introduced by Jim Chapman 7.00 arrive/coffee 7.30 Jim Chapman: Introduction - unsurprisingly fruit trees played their part and he will also discuss the contribution squatters and smallholders made to overall fruit production in 18th/19th centuries. 8.00 Historian Dr Nicholas Herbert, former editor of the Victoria County Histories, will be talking about 17th/18th century squatters and their role in shaping the landscape of West Gloucestershire. There will be a small charge and tea and coffee will be…

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Apple Day at Gloucester Life Museum

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Life Museum, 99-103 Westgate Street
Gloucester , GL1 2PG United Kingdom
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Join us at Gloucester Life Museum’s annual celebration of orchards, cider and all things apple. Meet Fergus the horse and see a horse drawn apple mill and apple press in action, sample some rare breed apples and juice and enjoy lots of live music and dancing. There will also be lots of opportunities to learn more about the county’s traditional orchards with the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust, learn how to look after your own apple trees and buy some local apple…

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Apple Afternoon

Sunday, October 21st, 2018 @ 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 amounts of apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. You can also bring up to two carrier bags for juicing. Small charge for juicing. 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…

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Celebrate Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Sunday, October 21st, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map

Celebrate Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard in our 20th anniversary year! Including: Tasting table - local and unusual apples Juice pressing* Make merry with Pigsty Morris Refreshments, local produce, and trees for sale Fruit growing questions & answers News about Orchard Learning 2019 - new courses To find the Orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP), walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and the entrance is the first gate on the right OR…

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Help with the Apple harvest in GOT’s orchard at Longney

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Volunteers and happy apple harvesters of all ages are very welcome to join us, Gloucestershire Orchard Trust volunteers, on Monday morning 22 October. It is half term week and we are harvesting apples and eating cake! Bring a flask and cake, wear waterproof gear and firm footwear. There is long grass and nettles and lumpy ground. You'll also need something to sit on while you eat (plastic bag or folding chair). GOT's Longney orchards are on the banks of the River…

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