Public Events

The orchard is open to the public for special events such as Apple Day in October and Wassail in January. We also take part in community events and festivals in the Bristol area.  Details of events are announced here as dates are set, so check back regularly to keep up to date with our activities.

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021

posted 8 Dec 2020, 07:17 by Horfield Orchard

Love and Joy come to you…
We wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year

Sadly, we cannot host our traditional community Wassail in January.
Our trees aren’t going anywhere! They, and we, will soon spring back to life.
We hope to welcome our friends, neighbours, and supporters into the orchard later in 2021.

Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of the HOCO Fruit Tree sale, October 2020.
Many thanks to all who supported this, or booked an hour with the Apple Tree Lady, and helped us to raise just over £600 for the orchard.
Fruit Tree Sale, October 2020

Apple Day Market - Sunday 18 October 2-4pm

posted 10 Oct 2020, 10:50 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 13 Oct 2020, 08:56 ]

Apple Day Market stall on Sunday 18 October. To keep everyone safe we ask our supporters to please order in advance. We are limiting the numbers of people in the orchard, and setting up a one-way route.
  • Apple and Pear trees grafted by Tim Foster
  • Preserves, Honey, pure Body Care products made by orchard members, featuring ingredients and materials from the orchard, allotments and gardens
  • Bristol Green Woodwork by Geoff Hannis. Beautiful, practical items made with local wood - including some from our hedgerows.
Our 'advance order, collect & pay' service is very basic!

  1. Browse the list of Trees & Produce for sale. Note the separate tabs for different products: Trees; Preserves; Plants; More good things:
  2. Get in touch to express an interest in the items you wish to buy with this simple form:
  3. We will be in touch to confirm your order and the payment due.
  4. Payment is on the day, and by cash or cheque only.

Ask the Apple Tree Lady to identify mystery apples

posted 21 Sept 2020, 09:10 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 12 Oct 2020, 04:58 ]

Sadly, due to Covid-19 uncertainty,
our traditional community Apple Day celebration is cancelled for 2020.
 The Apple Tree Lady is offering to identify
mystery apples to raise funds for the orchard

This service is available for people living in, and around, Bristol (e.g. post codes beginning BS1 - BS20).
The cost is a £5 donation for each variety (up to 4).
Please complete this form and Shannon Smith (a.k.a. the Apple Tree Lady) will be in touch soon:

Wassail - Saturday 18 January, 2-4pm

posted 6 Jan 2020, 05:07 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 6 Jan 2020, 05:12 ]

Every twig, Apples big....

All are welcome to Wassail
Saturday 18 January 2020, 2 - 4pm

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest

Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees
Make merry with Pigsty Morris
Bristol Folk Singers raise their voices
Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale
Apple trees for sale

Apple Day - Sunday 20 October 2019

posted 25 Sept 2019, 04:46 by Horfield Orchard

All welcome to celebrate all things Apple
Sunday 20 October, 2-4pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard
Growing fruit trees & resisting extinction since 1998
  • Tasting table with local & unusual apples
  • Refreshments, local produce & fruit trees for sale
  • Merrymaking with Pigsty Morris
  • Orchard Learning - new courses for 2020
  • Find out how to join the orchard
Donations of surplus apples and pears welcome for juicing.

Midsummer Orchard Open Day - Saturday 22 June

posted 10 Jun 2019, 09:18 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 10 Jun 2019, 09:24 ]

Saturday 22 June - 1-5pm
Nature-friendly Fruit Growing
Home Orchard Plot - be inspired to grow your own fruit
Refreshments and home made cake for sale
Tunes from the Brigstowe Village Band
Plants and produce for sale
Ask us your fruit growing questions

Part of Get Growing Garden Trail - June 2019

Wassail - 19 January 2019

posted 18 Dec 2018, 01:35 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 18 Dec 2018, 01:39 ]

All are welcome to Wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Saturday 19 January 2019, 2 - 4pm


Huzza! HOCO Wassail 2018

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest

Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees

Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Listen up to Bristol Folk Singers

Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale

Find out about the new crop of Orchard Learning courses for 2019

Apple Day 2018

posted 3 Oct 2018, 08:35 by Horfield Orchard

Celebrate Apple Day & our 20th year!
Sunday 21 October 2018, 2-4pm
Taste local and different apples
Make merry with Pigsty Morris
Refreshments, local produce, and trees for sale
Fruit growing questions answered
Find out about Orchard Learning courses for 2019
Juice pressing for fun - donations of apples welcome

Midsummer Orchard Open Day - Saturday 16 June

posted 31 May 2018, 01:58 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 31 May 2018, 02:05 ]

All are welcome to wander around our lush, midsummer orchard
Saturday 16 June, 1-5pm

New this year - Orchard Learning Programme
& free taster sessions
Puzzled by fruit tree pruning, pests, or diseases? 
Pop along to a 15 minute Orchard Learning taster session:

  • 2pm - Mulch "sheets & bagels"
  • 3pm - Pests, diseases and disorders
  • 4pm - Pruning in the growing season

New - Home Orchard Plot -
now planted and happily toddling along at 18 months old.

Be inspired to gr
ow more fruit in small spaces.

Orchard members on hand to answer fruit growing questions
Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants are for sale

Wassail! Saturday 13 January 2018, 2-4pm

posted 3 Jan 2018, 07:25 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 3 Jan 2018, 07:46 ]


Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest

Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees

Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Listen up to Bristol Folk Singers

Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale

                                            All welcome!

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