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August 2018

Growing & Training Fruit in Small Spaces

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 @ 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 www.iteachgardening.co.uk sue.gibson931@gmail.com 01453 890820

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Hartpury Orchard Centre – 23rd August

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of July and August the Centre will be open from 2pm-5pm. Teas available, and perry for sale. Wander round the orchard, enjoy a tea, in summer weather! Plus Albert's Orchard Hare is now in residence - a 5' tall hare sculpture as part of the Cotswold AONB Hare Trail for 2018. The trail leaflets can be picked up from the Centre leaflet rack.

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Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley Week 1

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley GL23NJ + Google Map

Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Join in, feel good, and (literally) enjoy the fruits of your labour! A TCV activity with Gloucester…

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September 2018

Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley week 2

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Details the same as the event on 30th August (https://glosorchards.org/home/event/orchard-restoration-in-quedgeley/) Event website: https://www2.tcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/volunteer/activity-details?id=27977;date=2018-08-30;search=GL23NJ  

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Hartpury Heritage Day

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Part of the national Heritage Open Days. Visit the National Collection Of Perry Pears! Over 70 Varieties on display (crops permitting!), explore the wildlife wetland and bring your perry pears for identification Plus Orchard Teas This is a drop-in event for those with a passion for perry pears. Jim will be displaying a huge number of perry pears; last year he claimed the world record for the most varieties on display and you will be amazed by the range of…

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Orchard Restoration in Quedgeley week 3

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley GL23NJ + Google Map

Get involved with The Conservation Volunteers who have a new project at Green Farm Orchard in Quedgeley, helping to restore a historic pear and apple orchard by clearing scrub and giving trees space to breathe. The project will be running on Thursdays for 3 weeks starting on 30/8/18 before moving to a new site at Hempstead Barn on 20/9/18 for a further 2 weeks. Details the same as the event on 30th August (https://glosorchards.org/home/event/orchard-restoration-in-quedgeley/) Event website: https://www2.tcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/volunteer/activity-details?id=27977;date=2018-08-30;search=GL23NJ  

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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 https://www.malvernautumn.co.uk/buy-tickets/

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October 2018

Cotswold Tree Warden Community Orchard Days

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Barton Orchard, Barton Lane
Cirencester, Gloucestershire United Kingdom
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Cotswold Tree Warden Group is invited, courtesy of Frank and Marilyn Gardner, to head to Barton Orchard off Barton Lane, Cirencester. Bring your own bags and fill them with apples. Voluntary contributions donated go towards the running of the group and our training events. For more information please contact Ann Jones

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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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