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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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£3

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 transition.cleeve@googlemail.com

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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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January 2019

Horsley wassail

Saturday, 12th, January @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Martin’s churchyard, Horsley Gloucestershire United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the wassail at Horsley Orchard Project.  Mulled cider, story telling and other traditional wassailing activities.

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Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

Saturday, 19th, January @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
Free

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees.  Make merry with Pigsty Morris.  Listen up to Bristol Folk Singers Home made cakes & mulled Orchard juice for sale To find the orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP): Walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Rd & Kellaway Ave), turn left and enter the first gate on the right. OR Take the lane beside 134 Longmead Ave until you come…

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Wassail at Wick Court

Saturday, 19th, January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wick Court, Overton Lane
Arlingham, Gloucestershire GL2 7JJ United Kingdom
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Free

The Wick Court Wassail is back again for 2019 on the 19th of January. Join Heather and the team for this annual traditional ceremony that's said to guarantee an excellent fruit crop! https://farmsforcitychildren.org/farms/wick-court/

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February 2019

Hartpury Orchard Centre Wassail

Friday, 1st, February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Free

A Traditional Winter Orchard Festival 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 and singing in the open shed afterwards! Hot Food Bar plus cider and perry Charge for food and drink but free admission https://www.nationalperrypearcentre.org.uk/

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March 2019

Invitation To Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups

Saturday, 16th, March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU GL54 5DU United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

An invitation to Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups from Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a networking event At Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU, north of Cheltenham on B4077 Lunch provided, donations welcome. Community and school orchard folk are invited to show us all what you do, swap ideas and get free membership of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a year. Each group will have a table to show what you do, show photos, offer samples and tasters. Bring juice, chutney, cake…

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Whitminster Orchard Day

Saturday, 30th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whitminster Community Orchard Gloucestershire United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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October 2019

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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