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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

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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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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November 2018

Pruning Workshops – help needed November 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Update, 29th November - this event has been cancelled due to the wind and rain today. Martin Hayes is leading pruning workshops at our lovely Longney Orchards on Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 18 December 2018, between 10am-3pm (or whatever time people can spare). As well as people being shown how to prune we will need some people to help pick up brash into piles. If you can't make these dates, then do come along any Monday in term time…

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December 2018

Pruning Workshops – help needed December 18th

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Martin Hayes is leading pruning workshops at our lovely Longney Orchards on Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 18 December 2018, between 10am-3pm (or whatever time people can spare). As well as being shown how to prune we will need some people to help pick up brash into piles. If you can't make these dates, then do come along any Monday in term time to pick up brash into piles supervised or any other time unsupervised. But please don't do any…

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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

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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April 2019

GOT Annual General Meeting and afternoon walkabout at Longney Orchards

Saturday, 27th, April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Anchor Inn, Epney GL2 7LN + Google Map

At the Anchor Inn, Epney (10am-1pm), lunch there, followed by a walkabout (approx. 2 or 2.30-4pm) at our Longney Orchards.  Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members. Details of formal reports - Chairman's Report, Treasurer's Report and annual Accounts are below. Nominations Any nominations for officers (chairman and treasurer) and other items for discussion should be submitted to me, Ann Smith (coordinator/secretary) at least 10 days prior to the AGM. or AGENDA Committee (13): Jonathan Briggs…

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May 2019

Blossom time at Days Cottage

Sunday, 5th, May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Bring a picnic and spend an afternoon enjoying 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 hot spiced apple juice in the cosy yurt. Days Cottage juice, cider and perry and orchard honey and trees for sale. Needle felting craft. No need to book – just turn up! Sorry, no dogs in the yurt field but…

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