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.

Wassail 2017

posted 4 Jan 2017, 14:54 by Julie Nuckey

Our 2017 Wassail will take place at the orchard on Saturday 14th January from 2pm till 4pm. Come along and sing and drink the health of our trees! They'll be apple juice and cakes for sale, and Pigsty Morris will be entertaining us again. Don't miss it!

Apple Day - Sunday 16 October 2016, 2-4pm

posted 2 Oct 2016, 05:18 by Horfield Orchard

All welcome to our pioneering urban community orchard
to celebrate the world's most delicious and diverse fruit

  • Featuring our wonderful Apple Tasting Table – with more than 20 varieties to sample
  • See more progress on the Home Orchard Plot
  • Make juice, and make merry with the local Pigsty Morris team
  • Fresh pressed juice, homemade cakes, produce, plants, and fruit trees for sale


Summer Orchard Open Day 2016

posted 2 Jun 2016, 03:05 by Horfield Orchard

Saturday 4 June, 1-5pm
All welcome
Enjoy a green & pleasant afternoon

Fruit growing inspiration and information
Home made cakes and refreshments for sale
Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition
Plants and produce for sale
Home Orchard Plot - a new mini-orchard project
Join the orchard for a share in this year's harvest
Part of Bristol's Get Growing Garden Trail

Orchard Wassail 2016

posted 3 Dec 2015, 04:03 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 3 Dec 2015, 04:15 ]

Here's to thee Old Apple Tree...
All welcome to Wassail
Horfield Organic Community Orchard
Saturday 16 January 2016, 2 - 4pm

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest
Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees
Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale
Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Celebrate Apple Day 2015

posted 29 Sep 2015, 05:32 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 29 Sep 2015, 05:34 ]

Our sacks, bushel baskets, wheelbarrows, and pockets are full of apples
All are welcome to make juice, make merry,
and celebrate the autumn harvest

Apple Day
Sunday 18 October, 2-4pm
Apple Harvest
Taste apples from the orchard
Juice pressing
Make merry with Pigsty Morris
Home made cake, local produce, and trees for sale
Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition

Fruit growing questions & answers

Join the orchard as a friend


Wassail Saturday 17 Januray 2015

posted 14 Dec 2014, 04:13 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 14 Dec 2014, 04:22 ]

Every twig, apples big, every branch fruit full...

All are welcome to Wassail

Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Saturday 17 January 2015, 2 - 4pm

 

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest
Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees
Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale
Make merry with Pigsty Morris
Apple trees for sale


Do you want to learn more about fruit growing? We are now open for new people to join us as harvest-share members or supporting friends.
Find out more at the Wassail.

Apple Day - Sunday 19 October 2014

posted 18 Sep 2014, 07:04 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 18 Sep 2014, 07:19 ]

Celebrate local fruit growing & Apple Day
All welcome
Sunday 19 October, 2014
2pm to 4pm
Small suns, spun of russet, crimson and gold, fall from their boughs
Learn how the floods and droughts of 2014 are shaping the harvests at Horfield Organic Community Orchard. Be inspired by the range of fruits and varieties we grow. Taste lovely, local, and and uncommon apples. Orchard members are happy to answer fruit growing questions, and give advice on growing fruit in gardens.
Taste local apples
Juice pressing
Make merry with Pigsty Morris
Refreshments, local produce, and trees for sale
Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition
Fruit growing questions & answers
Find out how to become a member
Surplus apples and pears are welcome for juicing

Summer Orchard Open Day - Saturday 7 June 2014

posted 28 May 2014, 06:40 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 28 May 2014, 06:48 ]

Saturday 7 June 2014, 1-5pm
Part of the Get Growing Garden Trail

An orchard in summer is a place of lush beauty and balm for the soul.

All are welcome to explore nature, culture, and history
in this oasis in the middle of a busy city.
See our new Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition,
and learn more about fruit growing in and around Bristol.
Come and enjoy homemade refreshments and cake.
Picnic, or write poetry, among the trees.
Plants and produce for sale.
Ask members how to join an inspiring, pioneering urban community orchard.

Wassail 2014 - Saturday 18 January, 2-4pm

posted 8 Jan 2014, 06:51 by Horfield Orchard   [ updated 8 Jan 2014, 07:42 ]

The orchard welcomes one and all to

Toast the trees for a fruitful harvest

Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees

Enjoy homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice

Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Find out how to join a pioneering Bristol orchard

'Wassail' comes from the Anglo-Saxon waes haeil - to be healthy. Wassailing apple trees is a way of encouraging a good crop. Traditionally taking place after dark on Old Twelfth Night, 17 January, wassailing could also occur on other days around Christmas and the New Year.

This community event happens snow, sun, or rain. All ages welcome (and dogs on leads).

Apple Day 2013

posted 2 Aug 2013, 14:44 by Julie Nuckey

Our annual Apple Day event takes place on 20th October 2 - 4 pm so come along and celebrate our 15th anniversary. It's also the grand finale of our 'Orchard Bristol Roots' project, so your last chance to contribute to and learn about the history of fruit growing in our area. As usual there'll be tasting table and apple juicing, as well as cakes, refreshments, plants and produce for sale. Entry is free and all are welcome, including well behaved dogs (on leads please). See you there!

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