The orchards at Hartpury contain the National Perry Pear collection – at least two examples of most known varieties of perry pear. Graftwood can be supplied.
The attractive oak framed Orchard Centre at Hartpury was built by Hartpury Heritage Trust in 2008 as a visitor information point about perry pears, as well as a unique specialist centre for training in the production of cider, perry, juice and orchard fruit-based products.
An extension housing an orchard reference library was added in 2015.
Visitors are welcome at any time – parking (if gates closed) is on hardstanding outside the main gate, and access is via kissing gates.
It’s also a venue for other events and activities, including country markets, tutored tastings, activity weekends, and the traditional fun of “Wassails”.
Please do make contact if you’d like to use the venue for an event.