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Our Apple Day Sunday October 8th

Its that time of year when autumn is just around the corner and we look forward to celebrating one of nature's tastiest gifts the wonderful apple with lots of appley fun on our Apple Day, Sunday October 8th. We'll be offering a discount on our apple trees that day so you can grow your own and we'll be able to advise you on the best ones for your garden whatever size it is.

As well as loads of Dorset grown apples to try and buy from local growers Elwell Fruit Farm plus fruity smooth ciders to enjoy from Dorset Nectar we'll have lots of homemade delicious bread, cakes, jams & chutneys from Wobbly Cottage. We wouldn't have any delicious apples if it wasn't for our wonderful bee pollinators so if you're interested in keeping bees we have West Dorset Bee Keepers Association coming along and as well as selling their glorious honey they'll be answering questions on setting up your own hive and how we can all help in our gardens by planting bee friendly plants and spring bulbs.

West Dorset Beekeepers         WDBK

Excitingly this year we also have some new friends joining us Dr. Turbevilles Morris Dancers and as well as giving us a display of their talented dancing they'll encourage you to join in and have a go yourselves. Make sure you wear the right shoes ladies.... and gents! They'll be performing at 12 mid day and 2 pm.

A bit of nifty footwork from Dr. Turbevilles Morris Dancers below.

Morris Dancers    Morris Dancers

Elwell Fruit Farm will also have some of their fine apple and pear juices for you to try and enjoy

Elwell Fruit Farm    Elwell Fruit Farm


Also joining us will be our friends from Wobbly Cottage who specialise in producing cakes, bread, jams, chutneys, pickles and pastries using locally sourced ingredients. They sold out last time they visited us so that tells you how delicious their produce is.

Wobbly Cottage - Food     Wobbly Cottage - Food

No Apple Day would be perfect without a drop of amber nectar to sample and our friends at Dorset Nectar Cider will be

bringing some of their award-winning smooth and delicious ciders for you to try and buy.

Dorset Nectar Cider     Dorset Nectar Cider

We'll also be joined by two talented local designers Belle and Ella Jewellery who make beautiful handcrafted jewellery right here in Dorset and lots with pretty floral designs plus Handmade by Linzi who design and make a wide range of beautiful gifts in fabric for adults and children.

Belle and Ella      Capture Belle and Ella       Linzi      Linzi

Posted by Charlie Groves

Charlie is the manager at Groves Nurseries.  He is the 6th generation of C.W. Groves to run the garden centre. 

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