Hartpury is a rural parish of 3,500 acres with a population of about 700. It is situated about five miles north of the city of Gloucester, and lies within the Leadon Vale.
The orchards at Hartpury contain the National Perry Pear collection – at least two examples of every known variety of perry pear. The attractive oak framed Orchard Centre at Hartpury acts as a visitor information point, as well as a unique specialist centre for training in the production of cider, perry, juice and orchard fruit-based products.
Day’s Cottage Apple Juice is a family run business, based on the family farm, and reviving a long tradition of cider and perry making in Gloucestershire. The Orchard Skills Centre is an exciting venture started there in 2009. Gloucestershire Orchard Trust received a grant from the Gloucestershire Environment Trust, making possible the establishment of an outdoor centre for running workshops on all aspects of orchard management and other rural skills.
The Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project aims to help local communities to restore, celebrate and enjoy traditional orchards. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund the project supports and gives advice for traditional orchard owners and provides training and events for volunteers to help restore veteran orchards.
From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife… HLF uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.
People’s Trust for Endangered Species was set up in 1977 to save our wildlife. We are governed by a board of volunteer trustees and our team of staff are passionate about protecting endangered species and places.
Orchard Network is a partnership of organisations working together for the conservation of orchards across the British Isles. This is a set of resources that include information about ways to protect, support and get involved with orchard and fruit heritage and production, and help conserve the wildlife that orchards support.