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August 2017

Reading an Orchard Workshop

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wick Court, Overton Lane
Arlingham, Gloucestershire GL2 7JJ United Kingdom
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Free

The Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project are running this informal two hour workshop at the delightful historic Wick Court Orchards at Arlingham, south of Gloucester (home to Farms for City Children). Jim Chapman, who has recently published the booklet "Understanding Orchards in the Landscape" (£5) by GOT/Hartpury Heritage Trust is leading this workshop. The workshop will involve looking at historic clues in the landscape (e.g. ridge and furrow) of these magnificent orchards. Jim is also very…

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Feral Fruit talk and tour of HOC orchards

Friday, August 18th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Free

Hartpury Trust is offering the chance of a guided tour of the National Perry Pear collection, including their bush tree trials, together with a talk on feral fruit, by Jim Chapman, beginning at 5pm The event is free and bbq food and cider/perry will be on sale from 7pm. This is an event linked to the Stone Fruit Conference at Hartpury on Saturday 19th. You can book either event via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stone-fruit-an-orchard-conference-tickets-35236765113?aff=es2

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September 2017

Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Pear/Perry Pear Identification Workshop with Jim Chapman. Funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project/Heritage Lottery Fund Arrive from 9.30 - tea/coffee available throughout day 10-10.45 introduction to pears generally - dessert, baking and perry and others that might be met e.g. decorative 11-11.30 introduction and use of manuals and keys to dessert and culinary pears, use of manuals and new approach to keys to perry pears 11.45-12.30 practical workshop identifying examples (provided) using manuals and keys, with opportunity to view…

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October 2017

Apple Afternoon at Days Cottage Orchard Centre

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Free

Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. 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 young and old). There will be cider, juice & apples for sale, apple cakes and other refreshments to…

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February 2018

Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Thursday, 8th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. Price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602    

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Days Cottage Pruning Workshop

Sunday, 11th, February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£35

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. Price includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602  

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