In Gloucestershire our skills hub is the Gloucestershire Orchards Trust, who are helping us to restore project orchards in Gorsley and Kilcot and in the Longney area.
The Trust was set up in 2001 and has played an important role as a champion for Gloucestershire’s traditional orchards and local fruit varieties. Its members are made up of a wide range of people, from those with a general love of orchards through to expert orchardists, fruit growers and collectors, as well as cider and juice makers. This friendly groups welcomes new members, you don’t have to be an orchard expert to join!
GOT has a mother orchard which contains most of the county’s apple varieties and has links to the National Perry Pear collection.
You can find out more about the Longney group of orchards on the new GOT blog – visit their website at
To find out more about the orchards they are helping in just click on the pictures opposite.