Date – 20 July 2019
Time – 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
Morning visit to Stonefruit growers Richard Colwill and Son of Dingle Farm near Little Witley. Meeting at 10.15am for a 10.30 start. Dingle Farm Cherries is a partnership farming business between Matt and Gritt Foster and Penny and Richard Colwill at Dingle Farm, Little Witley. The Cherries are modern super sweet varieties grown on special dwarfing rootstock. They farm 10 hectares of stonefruit and started selling cherries in 2014 to Harry Tuffins. They have also started sampling from an apricot orchard and are really excited about the flavours of these aromatic juicy fruits – they also make the most fantastic jam!
Lunch: – suggests Witley Tea Rooms which are said to be very good and close to an interesting rococo church.
Afternoon visit to Stone House Cottage Nurseries where the cottage garden was created in 1975 – a romantic garden set in an old walled kitchen garden. The area is only 1 acre but seems much larger, hedges divide it into different compartments and create diverse habitats in which to grow the vast selection of rate and unusual plants that thrive here. You will be able to buy plants of almost all that grow in the garden.
CPD value: 3.5 points (Category 4)
Tickets: £5 entry charge to Stone House Cottage Garden
To book your place or to find out more: Please email WestMidSouthWales@horticulture.org.uk
Organised by the West Midland and South Wales branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.