Perry Pear Display

The Orchard Centre Saturday 16th September 12-5pm. Hopefully over 80 varieties. Ploughmans. Teas. Tap bar open 12-7pm Admission free but lots of donation buckets!

Dawn Chorus Walk: Sunday 7th May 5am

Meet at Orchard Centre at 5am. The annual Dawn Chorus walk will be led this year by Mervyn Greening, the chairman of Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society – a ‘self-confessed wildlife nut with a particular passion for orchids and birds.’ Wellies or strong boots essential! A gentle walk round the orchard listening to the dawn chorus. Meet … Read more

Blossom Day 2023

Blossom Day – in good old British weather!!! OK to start, then thunder, rain, and even hail!! But the pear blossom looked – would have been even better with sun on it!!

Blossom Day Tap Bar

Great news – the Tap Bar will be open from 12noon to 7pm on Sunday – the Orchard Blossom event – see below!


ORCHARD BLOSSOM DAY! HARTPURY ORCHARD CENTRE SUNDAY 23rd APRIL Tap Bar open from 12 noon Afternoon teas with homemade cakes 2.30-4.30pm One of many events nationwide to celebrate the spring – lets hope for sunshine – and for the blossom to be out!! Come and wander round the orchard to see the blossom, the lambs, … Read more

Wassail – the traditional event!

WASSAIL! A TRADITIONAL WINTER FESTIVAL HARTPURY ORCHARD CENTRE in BLACKWELL’S END, GL19 3DB Friday 3rd  February    7pm HOT FOOD     BAR: cider & perry Wrap up warm, bring a torch, and come and enjoy a traditional evening with the old customs – toasting the orchard, pouring cider on the tree roots etc – with food and … Read more


Christmas Market 2022

A good crowd came and enjoyed our first Christmas Market at the Orchard Centre! Warm enough to sit around outside! Watched over by the Gloucester Cattle in the Orchard! Thanks to all who supported the event. Plans are already in hand for a bigger and better in 2023!!

Christmas Market

CHRISTMAS MARKET The Orchard Centre, Blackwell’s End Sunday 27th November    11am – 3pm     Stalls:  homemade soup, cakes,  perry and cider wreaths to order or buy, Christmas arrangements and candles, decorations, willow gifts lots of stocking fillers, gifts …… and more     Hot soup and mulled cider         Tap bar open from … Read more

Open day at National Perry Pear Centre and Perry Pear Orchard

These events will still go ahead, despite the sad news of the Queen’s death. There is a book of remembrance in the Church which you may like to sign during your visit. Open day at National Perry Pear Centre and Perry Pear Orchard Saturday 17th September: 12-7pm Display of perry pears, hopefully about 100 varieties … Read more