15 October 2014

Charlton Orchards and Little Yarford Farmhouse

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SCI's Horticulture Group

Charlton Orchards & Little Yarford Farmhouse

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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.

Day 1

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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Venue and Contact

Charlton Orchards

Little Yarford Farmhouse
Kingston St Mary
Taunton TA2 8AN


Peter Grimbly

Tel: +44 (0) 1926 612981

Email: petergrimbly@btinternet.com


£6 (excluding lunch)

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