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Apples and Pears Events List

MAN try to include details of all relevant events within the Marcher Counties and the more significant national events. (Pictures from a number of events can be found in the Photograph Gallery). Courses, however, are listed separately. If you are organising or know of a forthcoming event which you think should be included here then please contact the Webmaster. If you spot an error would you also please let the Webmaster know so a correction can be made.

For other events you may find the following useful

It is always advisable, especially if you intend to travel from some distance, to confirm the time and details from the organisers.

At events where Marcher Apple Network will be present (shown with dates in bold) pomological advice will be available and books and CDs will be for sale. At events marked with an asterisk there will be an apple display and MAN will provide an identification service. Please note that for identifications three typical specimens of apple or pear are required and that there is a charge.

Events in 2014

Sunday 6th December. CiderSunday at the Shire Hall in Monmouth. From 11am to 6pm there will be lots of things to eat, drink (craft ciders and perrys) and do.

Events in 2015

Leominster Morris Wassail 6th January. Leominster Morris, The Wassail at the Nag’s Head, Canon Pyon. 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Sunday 11th January. Open day at the Welsh Mountain Cider Tree Nursery & Orchard. Open from 10:00 to 15:00, guided orchard tours followed by cider tasting will start at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The perfect opportunity to have your questions about tree varieties, tree planting or cider making answered. Weather permitting it will be possible to buy trees or collect your reserved trees. Take wellies and a rain coat and a picnic lunch!

Saturday, 14th February (alternately Sunday 15th February). COURSE - WINTER PRUNING OF APPLE TREES. Marcher Apple Network is holding a practical course on Winter Pruning of Apple Trees. This course will be led by Paul Davis, who is a very experienced horticulturalist with many years of growing and tending fruit trees. The course will be restricted to 12 people. Paul will explain the objectives of pruning, provide guidance notes and give a demonstration of pruning at MAN’s Tredomen Court orchard. You may then carry out guided pruning on our trees to gain real “hands on” experience making decisions and carrying them out. See Courses for more details.

Saturday, 28th February. COURSE - GRAFTING APPLE TREES. For the last two years, Tom Adams, a highly experienced orchardist, has given us a superb day of training in grafting skills. Participants took four grafted trees away; reports mention these babies are growing vigorously. It’s going to be repeated for a third year! If you’re interested in joining the fun, and learning too, do please book early for this. There are just twelve places. See Courses for more details.

Help is required at all events. (Free tickets provided & mileage paid!) If you can assist at any of the events which MAN will be attending please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

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