Orchard Festival
Saturday 1st –Sunday 9th October 2011
Other Orchard Events
Errol Community Fruit Pressing
Saturday 24th September: 12 noon - 5pm
Take your fruit to Roger and Jane Humphrey's house and try out our fantastic new press.
Meet: Viewbank, High Street, Errol
Bring lots of clean, empty plastic bottles to take your fresh fruit juice home with you.
Orchard Guided Walk Wednesday 12th October
Join Perth and Kinross Countryside Rangers for a walk along the Tay and around the Barnhill / West Oaks Orchard.
Meet: Rodney Gardens Car Park Booking Essential: phone 01738 475395
Information on the Carse of Gowrie Orchards
Andrea Partridge, Project Officer
t: 01333 320701
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Thanks to the following
for their generous support:
Carse of Gowrie Historic Orchard Forum;Cairn o' Mohr Winery;Forestry Commission Scotland;Historic Scotland;Perth & Kinross Countryside Rangers;Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust.Willie Duncan (Fife); Will Stewart (Dundee);Andrew Lear (Perthshire).
Elcho Castle Family Fruit Day Rhynd, by Perth
Sunday 9th October: 11am - 3pm
Adult £4, Concession £3.20, Child 5 - 15 yrs
£2.40, Under 5 & HS Member Free
Beautifully situated on the banks of the Tay, Elcho Castle is a remarkably complete tower house built in 1560. The orchard contains 90 fruit trees consisting of 37 pear, plum and apple varieties.
Explore the orchard and pick fruit for an apple pie Join Historic Scotland rangers for minibeast hunting adventures through the orchard, then into the castle's main hall to turn the beasties into pictures…or go straight to the castle for the art activity Enjoy lots of other children's activities
Help make and taste apple juice from our own Elcho apples
Ask the Expert - displays of Scottish varieties of fruit and help in identifying your own fruit with 'AppleTree Man',
Andrew Lear Guided walk round the orchard at 12 noon with Andrew Lear
Find out about the Carse of Gowrie Orchard Project