As well as Apple Days every Autumn, blossom events are a very special and seasonal way to celebrate orchards, apples and the coming Summer.
We’ve listed the top three blossom events on Real Cider for your friends and family to visit:
1) Big Apple Blossom Time, Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd May 2010
Each May The Big Apple runs a competition for the craft cider and perry makers of the region (and beyond) to compete for the title of Cider Maker of the Year and Perry Maker of the Year. On the Sunday and Monday the public will be able to taste the entries and judge for themselves. www.bigapple.org.uk/blossomtime
2) Orchard Pig at West Bradley Orchards near Glastonbury, Sunday, 1 May 2011
For a fourth consecutive year Orchard Pig, makers of speciality apple juices and ciders, will welcome visitors for a day of exploration and fun at the 50 acres that make up West Bradley Orchards, owned by Edward and Sally Clifton-Brown.
Pigs, cider and apple blossom – another treat on the Royal Wedding weekend!
West Bradley Orchards, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LT – Open 10.30 – 5.00
Enquiries to Orchard Pig 01458 851222 www.orchardpig.co.uk
3) Farming and the Landscape Exhibition on 7 and 8 May 2011 at Neroche Hall
Orchards will feature in this event which is open to the public 10am to 5pm and light refreshments will be available FREE daily.
The exhibition will have the theme of farming today – from a County-wide perspective and, more locally, in the shadow of the Blackdowns, farming in living memory and farming in Victorian times.
Full directions to be venue are available on the Neroche Hall website www.nerochehall.org.uk Neroche Hall, Bickenhall, TA3 6TY
Happy blossom time!
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Also if you go to any blossom events please add your photos to our Real Cider Gallery