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April 2018

Spring pear blossom in small gardens

Sunday, 22nd, April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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Sue Gibson’s cottage garden at Slimbridge displays examples of espaliered, cordoned and Belgian fenced fruit, all trained to produce fine fruit. The 25 year old espaliered pear produces hundreds of pears every year. Spring pear blossom – see examples of trained fruit trees in bud, some in blossom and before the leaves break out Cream tea £1.50 per person Booking essential: Email: Phone: 01242 584982 One of many Growing fruit in small gardens events in Sue Gibson's garden Sue…

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Orchard Champions Course (final one), first part

Saturday, 28th, April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course will be a condensed version of the earlier courses – 5 days of training spread across April to November, beginning with an intro day on the 28th April 2018 . More details can be found on the Three Counties Traditional Orchard project website:

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Blossom Open Day, Thornbury

Saturday, 28th, April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thornbury community orchard, Gloucester Road
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Sustainable Thornbury Orchard Group invite everyone to Thornbury Community Orchard and Morton Bridge Wildflower Meadow for their first Blossom Open Day.  Visitors will be welcomed to enjoy the plum and apple blossom along with spring flowers in the Orchard and in the South West in Bloom award winning new Wildflower Meadow. On the day visitors have the chance to learn how the Thornbury Orchard group manage the site for fruit production, beneficial bees, pollinators and other wildlife and for the…

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Blossom Afternoon at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Sunday, 29th, April @ 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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June 2018

Moth breakfast at Hartpury

Saturday, 16th, June @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Moth breakfast - watch the traps being opened and find out what moths have been caught by Hartpury Moth Group (in association with Butterfly Conservation Trust). Event starts at 8am, breakfast from 8.30am, ends 9.30am.

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August 2018

Growing & Training Fruit in Small Spaces

Saturday, 11th, August @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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Beginners Course. Learn how to select the right rootstocks and how to grow and prune fruit trees as espaliers, cordons and fans to be both productive and ornamental. Practise training and pruning trees in my garden. Cost £75, less 10% for GOT members. Booking essential. With Sue Gibson of Sue Gibson School of Gardening at May Cottage, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge GL2 7BP 01453 890820

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