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August 2017

Growing & Training Fruit in Small Spaces

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 @ 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 Gloucestershire Orchard Trust members. Booking essential.

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September 2017

Ross Cider Festival

Friday, September 1st, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Ross Cider Festival, The Yew Tree Inn
Peterstow, Gloucestershire HR9 6JZ United Kingdom
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A weekend of delicious food, excellent music, wide ranging beer and of course, incredible cider. You will be part of a small festival of enthusiasts and ciderlovers who welcome you with open arms into our community. A friendly festival suitable for families with entertainment throughout the weekend. An excellent getaway to end the summer and celebrate local craft cider! Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Company

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Hartpury Heritage Day

Sunday, September 10th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Everyone is welcome at Hartpury Heritage Day, organised as part of the national Heritage Open Days Weekend ( The Orchard Centre, which includes the National Collection of Perry Pears, will be open from 2pm on 10th September displaying over 50 varieties of perry pears (crops permitting!) Bring your own perry pears for identification, explore the wildlife wetland and enjoy local Gloucester Old Spot hot dogs and burgers and Orchard teas  

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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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Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, September 24th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Three Counties Showground Malvern, WR13 6NW United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust (National Perry Pear Centre) in the Orchard Pavilion at the Three Counties Showground. Bring your perry pears for identification by Jim Chapman. Perry pear and apple displays. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event! Ticket details are online here:

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Volunteers needed for wood chipping at Longney Orchards!

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - Sunday, October 1st, 2017
GOT’s Longney Orchards

Volunteers needed for wood chipping at Longney Orchards! Saturday 30 September 2017 (and probably Sunday 1 October). If you can spare an hour or two (or longer if you can) GOT’s Longney Orchard Management Group would be extremely grateful! We need to clear all the prunings and chip or stack them neatly, to help meet requirements for Countryside Stewardship for flailing the grass afterwards with the aim of introducing sheep to the orchards in the near future. You will be…

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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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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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Big Squeeze Apple Juicing

Sunday, October 15th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grangefield School, Voxwell Lane
Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire United Kingdom
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Transition Cleeve are organizing this apple pressing afternoon. Bring your windfalls and containers and take home some juice! 01242 244785 Big Squeeze Poster 2017

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November 2017

Alfrick (Worcestershire) – Mistletoe Management

Friday, November 24th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project for mistletoe work in an Alfrick orchard where we've recently planted out some of our rare local trees. Contact Wade Muggleton for details. 01905 766155

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December 2017

Come and plant cherries! (Worcestershire)

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project planting cherries in Alfrick. We're reinstating an old cherry orchard, bringing these lovely trees back to an area which was once a Hub for cherry production. Contact Wade Muggleton for details. 01905 766155

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