Apples and Pears Events List
MAN tries 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
- The Three Counties Cider and Perry Association’s Events List is specific to cider and perry and mainly covers events in the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
- Herefordshire CAMRA are strong supporters of local Cider Makers and associated events.
- The National Trust organises apple events at many of its properties (Telephone 0870 458 400 for details).
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 2017
Saturday 25th November MAN AGM at 11:00 in the Village Hall in Pudleston (between Leominster and Bromyard), HR6 0RA (though if using SatNav better HR6 0QY) http://pudlestonvillagehall.com/ MAN AGM, with guest speakers Karen Humphries of the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project and Rosemary Winnall of the Wyre Forestry Study Group.
For 2018 it is likely that again we’ll have similar orchard maintenance activities next winter season, with details to be made available nearer the time on the website.
Early January Leominster Morris, The Wassail. Details will be announced nearer the time on our website.
Saturday 10th February 2018 (to be confirmed, weather dependent, alternative Sunday 12th) 11:00 – 15:00 at Tredomen – Pruning Course.
Friday 16th February 2018 from 10:00 – 15:00 at Tredomen to be confirmed – pruning (practice) for orchard maintenance.
Late February 2018 from 10:00 –15:00 at Paramor – tree planting and pruning (practice) for orchard maintenance.
February and/or March – one or more Grafting Courses.