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Longhope Perry Pear blossomWelcome to the Gloucestershire Orchard Group website. GOG is now a registered charity, the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust, No. 1137917. GOG was originally formed as an independent association in 2001. Its aims are still to conserve, promote and celebrate traditional orchards in the county of Gloucestershire in the west of England. Here you will find a vast amount of information on creating or restoring traditional orchards, Gloucestershire fruit varieties, Nurseries, events run by the Group and how to join. We hope you find the website useful, whatever your interest in orchards.

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by Ann Smith
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:08 pm
 
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Tree Preservation Orders

Orchard protection in the planning system – advice leaflet and test cases

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Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:20 pm
 
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Interested in Orchards? Then This is For You!

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Heritage Lottery Funded Course information through Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust.
Please download form attached to register your interest or complete online
http://gloucestershireorchardtrust.org. ... rd-survey/
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by Ann Smith
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:24 pm
 
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Out Now! Charles Martell Pears Book 2014

CHARLES MARTELL'S "PEARS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND PERRY PEARS OF THE THREE COUNTIES" (2014)
Out now as a book! It is the culmination of many years of Charles’ research and is a must for anyone interested in perry pears. £30 hardback, £25 (field use) softback. But postage costs shown below:

Purchase a copy by post - £33.50 hardcopy (or £28.50 for softback) - either by sending a cheque to Hartpury Orchards Ltd at Prestberries Cottage, Blackwell's End, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3DB or by transfer direct to Barclays plc using their name as reference. Please also email Jim Chapman of the National Perry Pear Orchard Centre at Hartpury jjrchapman@btinternet.com

Sort code: 20-33-83

Account number: 20819816

Account name: Hartpury Orchards Ltd

(Paypal also accepted from overseas - use email address for Paypal payee detail)
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by Ann Smith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:49 pm
 
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NEW DATE GOT AGM WED 12 MARCH 2014

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014 Wednesday 12 March 2014
6-10pm at Nature-in-Art in the Education Centre.
Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst Lane, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA (two miles north of Gloucester,
just off the A38, signposted).
This was originally postponed from February because of flooding. Apologies for the short notice.
It is most likely that we will enter through the gate from the car park to the Education Centre, rather than the main
entrance to the building, but signs will direct you. Free parking. There are speed bumps on the long driveway, so do take
care! Lighting should be improved on last year from the car park.
Website: http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk 01452 731422 but enquiries about the AGM to GOT's Ann Smith
info@gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk 01452 855677

Guest speaker Sarah Orton, Gloucester Folk Museum Curator
Many thanks to her and to Simon Trapnell, Director of Nature in Art and his staff.
Please sign in and take a label. Entrance free for GOT members, £2 for non-members (free if folk join on the
night). Welcome!

AGENDA:
6-7pm Light beverage refreshments within the Education Centre (feel free to bring your own sandwiches).
Please note the cafe will NOT be open.
Time to browse the extensive GOT library. Raffle (prizes welcome on the night please).
Charles Martell will be signing his new Perry Pear book. There will be various items for sale, including Liz
Copas' “Cider Apples A New Pomona”. Many other members of the committee should be on hand, including
Chris Wedge of Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme and Dave Kaspar/Helen Brent-
Smith/Jim Chapman of The Orchard Centres plus Martin Hayes.

7-8pm GOT Business - including Chairman's report, Treasurer's report, Election of Officers (Chairman,
Treasurer), AOB/Question time. Also an update on an important Orchard Appeal.

8-8.45pm Sarah on “Traditions surrounding orchards and the use of orchard fruits in cooking”. She
will be bringing artefacts from the Museum Service.

9-10pm Time to network, browse the library again, buy and sell juice, cider, perry or any other merchandise
you wish to bring! Raffle result (thanks to Kit Turner).
You may also renew your GOT membership on the night and give to Ann so that she can log you on the
database.

10pm AGM close.
by Ann Smith
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:11 pm
 
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GOT AGM CANCELLED/POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!

We apologize but the GOT AGM on Thursday 13 February 2014 (6-10pm at Nature-in-Art) has been cancelled/postponed because of the weather, flooding and road closures.
Thank you.
by Ann Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:33 am
 
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Liz Copas now joins Nick Dunn & Charles Martell

Hartpury Village Hall - the talk on Saturday 22nd February 2014 now has an added Cider interest:
Liz Copas will be coming to launch “Cider Apples, a New Pomona"
If you have yet to see her new book, it amplifies the Somerset Pomona, by describing many more cider apples from Dorset, Devon, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Particularly useful are the descriptions of the resulting ciders – it will become the bible for those craft producers wishing to try our local varieties.
So the day’s full line-up is:
“Troubles, remedies and roots in the orchard”
A MORNING WITH Nick Dunn
managing director of
Frank P. Matthews Ltd of Tenbury Wells
Saturday 22nd February 2014
at Hartpury Village Hall (NOT the Orchard Centre)
Over Old Road, Hartpury
GL19 3BJ
11am: coffee
11.30am: Nick Dunn, followed by
‘Question and Answer’ session and the formal launch of
Charles’ Martell’s “The Perry Pears of the Three Counties”
From 1pm : Book signing by Charles Martell and Liz Copas
Cost: £5 including finger buffet and perry tasting

As well as the two books, local ciders, perries and other orchard related gifts will be on sale.
I am told Nick will also have some copies of his “Trees for your Garden”
What a feast !
Enquiries: jjrchapman@btinternet.com
by Ann Smith
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 pm
 
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Pears of Gloucestershire book Launch & Signing/N.Dunn Talk

Charles Martell's Pears of Gloucestershire book will be launched at Nick Dunn's Talk (Troubles, Remedies and Roots in the Orchard) at Hartpury Village Hall on Saturday 22 February 2014 at 11am - admission £5. Charles will also be signing the books for anyone who wants. (Talk starts at 11.30am, finger buffet at 1.00pm).
Please note that the launch and signing will take place immediately after the talk.
It will only be possible to collect a book on that day if you come to the talk, but GOT will have a supply thereafter.
If you have subscribed, your signed copy is reserved for you and can be posted.
Any enquiries, please email Jim Chapman jjrchapman@btinternet.com
The book will cost £30 plus p&p, payable to Hartpury Heritage Trust.
Congratulations to Charles Martell for publishing this excellent resource!
by Ann Smith
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:16 pm
 
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Pruning, Grafting, Coppicing & Willow Workshops

Workshop dates and links to details are now up on our Events Calendar.
All take place at Days Cottage/Gloucestershire Orchard Trust Orchard Centre, Brookthorpe, near Gloucester.
Courses led/hosted by Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith www.dayscottage.co.uk
by Ann Smith
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 am
 
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GOT Annual General Meeting 2014 Postponed (floods)

RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014 6-10PM NATURE IN ART.
Thursday 13 February 2014 6-10pm at Nature-in-Art in the Education Centre. Wallsworth Hall,
Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst/Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA (two miles north of Gloucester, just off the
A48, signposted).
Guest speaker Sarah Orton, Gloucester Folk Museum Curator
Many thanks to her and to Simon Trapnell, Director of Nature-in-Art and his staff.
(In the event of flooding or excessive snow, an update would be posted on the top of the Home page of
the GOT website).
It is most likely that we will enter through the gate from the car park to the Education Centre, rather than
the main entrance to the building, but signs will direct you. Free parking. There are speed bumps on the
long driveway, so do take care!
Website: http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk 01452 731422 but enquiries about the AGM to GOT's Ann Smith
info@gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk 01452 855677
Charge: Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members (waived if you join on the
night).
Agenda:
6-7pm Beverage refreshments within the Education Centre (juice or possibly tea & coffee – small charge
please). Time to browse the extensive GOT library (at present, this is the only time of the year when the
entire library is set up, so do make the most of it!). Feel free to bring your own sandwiches in to the
AGM.
7-8pm GOT Business - including Chairman's report, Treasurer's report, Election of Officers (Chairman,
Treasurer), AOB/Question time.
We hope that Charles Martell will give his usual Varietal Research update on Gloucestershire fruit
varieties. Many other members of the committee should be on hand, including Chris Wedge of Natural
England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme and Dave Kaspar/Helen Brent-Smith/Jim Chapman of The
Orchard Centres.
8-8.45pm Sarah on “Traditions surrounding orchards and the use of orchard fruits in cooking”.
She will be bringing artefacts from the Museum Service.
9-10pm Time to network, browse again at the library, buy and sell juice, cider, perry or any other
merchandise you wish to bring!
You may also renew your GOT membership on the night and give to Ann so that she can log you on the
database.
10pm AGM close.
We look forward to seeing you! There will also be a raffle (thanks to Kit Turner). If anyone can bring
donated “prizes” (not necessarily orchard-related), that would be so helpful, thanks!
Nominations:
Any nominations for officers (chairman and treasurer) and other items for discussion should be submitted
to me, Ann Smith (secretary/coordinator) at least 10 days prior to the AGM.
info@gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk 109 Orchard Way, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2AP
by Ann Smith
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:21 am
 
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