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Perthshire – Grafting a National Collection of French Cider Apples


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Megginch Castle’s beautiful orchard is now home to two national heritage collections: Scottish apples and pears, and Cider apples. There are 40 Scottish apple and pear varieties and over 380 Cider varieties.  The current owner, Catherine Drummond-Herdman is continuing the tradition of generations of her family who have laid out and developed the gardens. She has identified and is restoring some of the original heritage varieties that have been grown there and has planted new heritage fruit trees.

Catherine will have the scions ready in the greenhouse. The day will include root stock, different styles of grafting, cutting the grass where the grafted trees will be planted, and planting the grafted trees.

Please bring a packed lunch and warm drink and wear suitably warm clothing as the greenhouse is unheated.  You will also need a sharp knife (If you have one) and secateurs.

The skills day will be £25.

Event Details

Date: February 16, 2019

Start time: 10:00

End time: 15:30

Venue: Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire