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January 2019

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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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Thursday, 7th, 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 price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602. www.dayscottage.co.uk Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe GL4 0UT

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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Sunday, 10th, 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 price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602. www.dayscottage.co.uk Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe GL4 0UT

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March 2019

Apple Grafting Workshop

Saturday, 2nd, March
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
Winterbourne, BS36 1SE United Kingdom
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£45.00

In the Cart Shed at Winterbourne Medieval Barn, BS36 1SE Ever wondered why we graft? Do you have an old favourite that you wish to propagate? Or simply want to acquire this skill? Come and do this workshop, run by Ben Raskin, a previous commercial fruit grower, an enthusiastic, effective and very knowledgeable teacher and now Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association. Find out how to graft and take away three grafts that you make on the day. We will…

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Get Growing Fruit Trees – an introduction Day 1 of 4

Sunday, 3rd, March @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

At Horfield Organic Community Orchard Sundays: 3 March, 5 May, 7 July, 8 September, 2pm - 4.30pm No previous experience needed. • March - Know your trees, their care needs, site, and soil • May - Pests, diseases, disorders • July - Pruning – why and how • September - Harvest, storage & preservation Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members) Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or 0117 373 1587…

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Grafting fruit trees at Days Cottage

Thursday, 14th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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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

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Training Day at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester

Thursday, 14th, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£2.00

Cotswold Tree Warden Group are taking bookings for a training day on Thursday 14th March 2019 at Barton House, by kind permission of hosts Frank and Marilyn Gardner. Following on from their session last March at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester here is a chance to get out into the orchard once more. As well as looking at pruning out dead or diseased fruit wood, they hope to get further involved with nature. Options include underplanting to encourage bees, hoverflies etc,…

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Pruning – Dormant season – Apple & pear trees

Saturday, 16th, March - Sunday, 17th, March
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

Weekend workshop on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March 10am-4pm Does winter pruning your apple and pear trees leave you stumped? Learn how and why by working with real trees of different needs in the diverse outdoor learning environment at Horfield Organic Community Orchard. Participants will learn by doing how to: Form and train young trees Renew mature free-standing and trained trees Restore old trees Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members). 8 places Some fruit growing experience needed. For…

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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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