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)
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)
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)
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 walcotnursery.co.uk/product-category/plums-gages-damsons/gloucestershire-plums/
Lower Walcot Farm, Walcot lane, Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 2AL. 01386 553697 Fax. 01905 841587.
Frank P Matthews Ltd (Nick Dunn, Managing Director)
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
The Apple Factor (Sarah Juniper)
Grafting courses & grafting service from extensive range of heritage apples. Also apple identification and apple day events. Listing of apples gives useful key of “pretty blossom”, “pollination group” and date first known.
109 Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4AH 01453 545675
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
Sells some heritage varieties, often via existing specialist nurseries
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