A meeting organized by the Professional Horticulture Group South West. In the morning we visit Charlton Orchards, which has been producing traditional varieties of fruit for over 60 years. As well as apples, other crops include soft fruit, plums, damsons, pears, pumpkins and squash. A range of single variety apple juices are also produced, ranging from very sweet (Egremont Russet), to dry (Bramley). They also grow a large selection of "Kitchen Garden" plants. After lunch we go on to Little Yarford Farm House. This unusual garden embraces a C17 house overgrown with a tapestry of climbing plants. three ponds exhibit a wide range of aquatic gems. Of special interest is their collection of over 300 trees of rare and unusual cultivars, both broad leaf and conifer, all differing in form and colour including weeping and fastigiate forms.
- Registration, tea/coffee
- Tour of Charlton Orchards led by Duncan Small
- Lunch - venue to be informed later
- Tour of Little Yarford Farmhouse led by Brian Bradley
- End of meeting
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