Gloucestershire Orchard Trust works closely with a range of nurseries selling heritage Gloucestershire & regional varieties, especially with Days Cottage, Lodge Farm Trees, Walcot Nursery and Frank Matthews Ltd. Details of these and some other nurseries stocking Gloucestershire varieties are given below:

Day’s Cottage Apple Juice (Dave Kaspar & Helen Brent-Smith)

Days Cottage, Dave Kasper in centre of picture

Wide range of Gloucestershire fruit trees for sale. We specialise in unusual and local varieties. Our juices, ciders and perrys are pressed from fruit grown in local, unsprayed traditional orchards. We have planted over 400 fruit trees, 160 of which form the Gloucestershire Museum Orchard, and all are managed organically. Also home to the GOT Orchard & Rural Skills Centre. Taste the varieties at Stroud Farmers Markets or at our Apple/juicing day for Gloucestershire Orchard Trust members.

Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe, Gloucester GL4 0UT    01452 813602

Lodge Farm Trees (Rob Watkins)

Rob Watkins of Lodge Farm Trees

Lodge Farm Trees is a small nursery growing and supplying a range of fruit trees, and soft fruit bushes, especially old traditional Gloucestershire varieties. My aim is to promote and grow even more Gloucestershire varieties in the near future. I can propagate, by budding, almost any Gloucestershire variety of apple and plum, plus any perry pear to order.

Trees are budded rootstocks. Most are available bare-rooted November-February

Lodge Farm, Rockhampton, Berkeley, Glos, GL13 9DY   01454 260310

Walcot Organic Nursery – Gloucestershire Plums (Kevin O’Neill)

Kevin O’Neill with some of his trees

Certified organic fruit trees. A nursery producing a wide range of traditional and modern fruit trees – apples, plums, pears, quinces on a variety of rootstocks. Trees are available bear rooted as maidens and bushes between November and March. Delivered or collected. Viewing by appointment welcome. Affiliated with Pershore Plum Day. Trees also sold at Malvern Autumn Show.

GOT is delighted to have collaborated with Walcot Nursery to sell an increasing range of Gloucestershire plums and damsons.  Rootstocks are St. Julien A but, in future, Walcot will also be using the more vigorous Brompton rootstock, recommended by Natural England where cattle may graze. For the full range now available please see

Lower Walcot Farm, Walcot lane, Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2AL. 01386 553697 Fax. 01905 841587.

The Apple Factor (Sarah Juniper)

Sarah Juniper runs The Apple Factor at Dursley, offering grafting courses and many rare heritage varieties. The website also links to the interesting publications “The Story of the Apple” by Barrie Juniper and David Mabberley plus “The Land of the White Mulberry” by Barrie Juniper. Get in touch direct at 01453 545675 or 0777 508 6162.

Sarah says “I offer free scion wood from my collection and any grafts I do are post-free UK £15 ea. I am also easily contacted through Facebook messenger under my nom de guerre ‘jenny appleseed.’ I mostly graft earlier in February but am happy to accommodate later orders.”

Frank P Matthews Ltd (Nick Dunn, Managing Director)

Nick Dunn (left) of Frank Matthews

Established in 1901 and based in rural Worcestershire, Frank P Matthews grow over half a million fruit and ornamental trees every year supplying Commercial and private Orchards, Garden Centres, Nurseries, Mail order companies and individuals through its own Tree Shop. Container grown and bare root trees from the newest introductions to the oldest heritage varieties, hedging, specimen trees, rootstocks, propagation material and trained fruit trees are all from this traditional nursery. We are committed to growing the highest quality and widest range of trees to suit every garden.

Frank P Matthews Ltd., Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8TH

Tel: 01584 810214

Fax: 01584 811830

John Worle Cider Apple & Perry Pear Trees

Specialist in cider apple and perry pear trees. John has over fifty years’ experience in nursery work and apple production.

The Orchards, Norton Canon, Hereford HR4 7BQ   01544 318281 mob 07766 706393

Bernwode Fruit Trees

Includes mail order and potted trees all year round. Specifically ask for Gloucestershire apple range.

Kingswood Lane, Ludgershall, Buckingham HP18 9RB. 01844 237415 Fax. 01844 238920

Keepers Nursery

Sells some Gloucestershire varieties with useful information about pollination etc.

Gallants Court, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent ME15 0LE. 01622 726465

RV Roger Ltd

Includes Perry Pears and Cider Apples

The Nurseries, Pickering, North Yorkshire Y018 7JW. 01751 472226

Habitat Aid

Sells some heritage varieties, often via existing specialist nurseries

Cool Temperate

The profits from this fund the Own-Root Fruit Tree Project. This is researching the possibilities of growing trees on their own roots rather than root stocks, based on research by Hugh Ermen formerly of Brogdale Horticultural Trust, and the possibilities of developing a coppice orchard system.

Contact address is 45 Stamford Street, Awsworth, Notts, NG16 2QL   Nursery is at Newton’s Lane, Cossall, Notts, NG16 2YH  (visits by appointment)   0115 916 2673 or 07952 019376

Welsh Mountain Orchards (Bill Bleasdale and Chava Richman)

Hundreds of eating, cooking and cider trees for sale, including many old varieties, local varieties, new varieties. Grown at altitude in Mid Wales for hardy vigour. Trees grafted to order. Also orchard planting and management service.

Expert artisan cider and perry producer Bill has produced an excellent and entertaining book entitled “How to Grow Cider” (including perry and pider) available at £5.

Prospect Orchard. Newchapel. Llanidloes. Powys SY18 6JY    07790 071729