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Stone fruit: an orchard conference 19th Aug Hartpury College Gloucestershire Organised by Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project and Hartpury Trust

Speakers: Jim Arbury (RHS), Nick Dunn ( RHS, Frank P Matthews), Helen Stace (Colwall Orchard Group), Jenni Waugh and Professor Maggie Andrews (University of Worcester), Paul Read (Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group) and Dr. Matt Ordige (University of Reading)

Topics include pests and diseases, social history, local collections and what the future holds for growing and conserving our local stone fruits.

Lunchtime Orchard ‘Bazaar’ of stalls offering advice and information , including Natural England, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Walcot’s organic nursery, Bewdley cherry expert, Brian Stephens, The People’s Trust for Endangered Species, mistletoe expert Jonathan Briggs and local orchard and conservation groups. There will also be a chance to look at Gloucestershire Orchard Trust’s pioneering LOMISS orchard mapping system, now being trialled in their orchards.

You are also encouraged to take along your own stone fruit to add to a display table to see how many varieties they can show.

Cost: £15 including lunch and refreshments (generously sponsored by The Heritage Lottery Fund).


NEW OPENING HOURS:  From 1st February 2017 the Cider Museum is open 10.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday ALL YEAR including Bank Holidays.  Closed Sundays.


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The Cider Museum wins awards!

We are delighted to say that in the Visit Herefordshire Awards 2016 we achieved ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ section, and a ‘Commended’ for our lovely meetings rooms.


Don’t forget you can now listen to an audio tour as you go around the Museum from your own smart phone, thanks to the new Golden Fire app.

Search for the ‘Golden Fire’ app from either the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play Android App Store and download for free.  You can either download before your visit or wait until you arrive.