Much Marcle, HR8 2NQ (Grid ref SO649331)
10am – 5pm
Guided tours (£10.00/£4) 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.
Play park (10am-4pm).
Orchard tearoom serving apple teas and other apple delights.
Poetry and Art Competition
Display of entries and voting for “people’s choice” awards for children’s poetry and art competition, organised jointly with Three Counties Autumn Show. More details and an entry form on the Three Counties Agricultural Society website.
10.30am. Leominster Morris.
2.30pm Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project. Karen Humphries reflects on the achievements of this Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore and celebrate traditional orchards in the Three Counties (Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire). Stowford Press Meeting Room.
4pm A Fruit Farming Year – Nature and Nurture. Insights from Castle Fruit Farm into their sustainable approach to managing a busy commercial fruit farm. Based on a series of photographs tracing activity in the orchards throughout 2017, taken by Pat Strauss in association with Ledbury Food Group. Stowford Press Meeting Room.
10 for 10.30am Friends of the Dymock Poets. Walk with poetry, prose and conversation as we explore the village and orchards, including historic Awnells Farm and Gregg’s Pit (cider and refreshments available). I0am Introduction to the Dymock Poets over coffee, setting off on walk at 10.30am. Return tractor ride available. Pay on day for refreshments. Accompanied children and poems welcome. Donations invited. Meet Orchard Tea Room.
Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome in gardens.
Toilet facilities, including adapted toilet.
Ample car parking
Tractor and Trailer service starts at Westons Car Park.