Forthcoming Events

Please note that there is a contribution of £2 per person for each event (unless otherwise stated, as sometimes other charges apply) to assist towards group costs. Bookings are via

Our meetings may take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Waterproof clothes and wellingtons or strong boots are advisable for such visits. A walking stick or poles may be useful. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

Dates fixed to date are as follows:

Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days)Community Orchard Days – Barton House Orchard, off Barton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 2EE

Once again, by kind permission of Frank and Marilyn Gardner, the orchard is open to the public for the weekend. There is another good crop of apples this year, so bring a bag – or two – and help yourself.  There are ‘cookers’ and ‘eaters’ and apple catchers will be available to help you reach the higher fruit.  Voluntary donations are invited, which go to help the running of our group.  Please note there is no vehicle access into the Bathurst Estate, but the orchard is situated just inside the entrance at the end of Barton Lane (off Gloucester Street) between there and Cecily Hill.  The gate into the orchard is by the dovecot.

Saturday 20th October – Miserden

This will be a training day – plus a short Annual General Meeting at lunchtime for Group members.  The training, by Barrie Wellington and Mike Hartnell, will address growing trees from seed and tree identification.  The afternoon will include a visit to adjacent Misarden Park to put our tree identification training into practice.  A buffet lunch is included in the programme, with the day running from arrival from 10 a.m. for a 10.30 start.  Departure is estimated at 4.30.  There is no set charge for the day, but voluntary donations are invited.  Bookings are required to assist with catering and should be made as usual via

Further additions will be made to this website in the coming weeks and any late changes, e.g. weather impacting on activities may also be added.