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

Dawn Chorus Day: Sunday 1st May

Dawn Chorus Day: Sunday 1st May. Meet 5am at the Orchard Centre. Walk begins at 5.15am – a gentle ramble round the orchard and wetlands, hopefully with morning mist rising and the sun breaking through – and of course, the birds singing!  Keith on hand to identify (and imitate them) for us! Wellies or strong boots … Read more

Malvern Autumn Show

The perry pears were packed up and taken to Malvern Autumn Show – and the display got an RHS 4 star award – just one off a gold!! There were exactly 100 varieties on show. Even children enjoyed trying to identify the perry pears!

Heritage Day 2021

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A great afternoon wasKODAK Digital Still Camera enjoyed by a lot of people on Sunday 19th Spetember.  About 40 folk took the opportunity of visiting the Water Mill in Hartpury by kind permission of Andrew Sleigh, and having tea in the Old Chapel Hall.
The Orchard Centre was busy especially over lunchtime with people enjoying the weather, the view, the Old Gloucester cattle, and the food – local produce ploughmans, and freshly made veggie pittas. And of course – the perry (and cider!) also added to the enjoyment!!!
There were 84 different perry pear varieties on display – not quite the world record. This still stands at 119!! Still a superb display. Quite a few perry pears were brought along for identification – some as far away as Wales!
So if you missed it — come along next year!! Watch this space, and the facebook page.