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Do you have a glut of apples every Autumn, and don’t know what to do with them all?

We can help!

In the morning of Saturday 9 September, the Friends of QEII Daniel Park will be hosting a communal apple pressing up at the new community orchard beside the primary school.

Everybody from Whitchurch and the surrounding villages is invited to bring their ripe, undamaged apples from 9am on the day. Richard Paget from will press, pasteurise and bottle the juice, which you can then buy. Any profit made will be ploughed back into the upkeep of the Park.


There is also food, drink and music, and family activities.

Midday Music
If you are with us around midday, there will be music from the lovely and talented Andover Museum Loft Singers – they were there to celebrate the planting of the orchard back in January 2015.  They sing beautiful traditional folk songs under the leadership of the inimitable Paul Sartin.

Panel of Experts
We are delighted to announce that there will be a panel of Apple Experts at Saturday’s event.  Sparsholt College’s Chris Bird (MHort (RHS), NCH, Cert Ed, MIHort) and David Graty (Gardener at Minstead Study Centre) will be on hand to identify your apples.

Bring Six Apples
Just bring along up to 6 apples of a typical size, some leaves, a twig or two and a photo of your tree.  If you can, please include an apple that has grown in the shade and one that has grown in full sun.  Also, the king fruit (the largest one at the centre of a cluster) is a useful identifier.


Event Details

Date: September 9, 2017 at 9:00 am This event has expired
Venue: QEII Daniel Park