Sunday 9th September

Hartpury Orchard Perry Pear afternoon 2pm-6pm

– part of National Heritage Day

The Orchard Centre will be open with the display of perry pears – hopefully over 80 varieties this year

PERRY PEAR IDENTIFICATION – by Jim Chapman.    If you’d like one identified, please bring about 6 examples and know about how old the tree is, and where it is growing.    

Teas and homemade cakes.

Out of the Orchard Perry and Cider (made on site) will be on sale by the pint or bottles to take home.

Enjoy a relaxing drink in the superb setting, with Catsbury Hill in the background, and wander round the orchard and wetland ponds area.

It will also be the last chance to see Albert the Hare, before he goes off to be auctioned for charity with all the other hares that have been dotted round the county all summer.

Alfred’s Orchard Hare!

Alfred’s Orchard Hare!


This massive 5′ high hare, decorated by Sarah Davis, has taken up residence for the summer at the Orchard Centre. He sits gazing across the orchard to Catsbury hill.

He is one of the hares in the AONB Cotswold Hare Trail – see
He can be seen from the road, or accessed via the kissing gate at any time.
The Hare Trail leaflet can be picked up at the Orchard, and you can then drive all over the county seeing the others – with competitions to enter if you see them all!

Events …… 2018

Saturday 16th June: Morning after Moth Night…..

See what the moth group have attracted overnight. The traps are opened slowly, and all the moths released once they have been identified and recorded. Hot drinks and toast are  available.  Watch out for the next one – always a fascinating morning!

Thursday 21st June: Make Music Day…..

A new venture this year for the Heritage Trust. As part of International Make Music Day, Rob and Gillian Guest from May Hill organised music of all kinds  in and around the orchard on midsummers day in a wonderful setting. Food and a bar was available — including perry made on site.

Thursday 23rd August…..

The Orchard Centre will be open from 2pm-5pm.  Teas and homemade cakes will be available, and Hartpury perry, cider and apple juice will be on sale.  Come and enjoy the superb setting.


Dawn Chorus Walk May 2018 —  A magical morning – perfect sunrise over low lying mist across the orchard!  We heard 31 different bird songs – including the cuckoo and rare Cetti’s warbler, which was also there in 2017.  Hot buttered toast was enjoyed after the ramble.