Apple Juice And Cider-Making Workshops

Tipping the pomace into the bladder press

Learn how to make your own delicious apple juice or cider.

Orchard Origins is running a number of workshops during the apple picking season on apple juice processing and cider-making.  The one-day introductory courses will take place at Houghton Court, a 200 acre working farm and Care farm, where we have helped plant an orchard of 250 mixed apple and pear varieties. It also where we have our fully-equipped Juicing Shed.

These are practical, hands-on courses that will teach you everything you need to know from tree to bottle.

At the end of the day you will take away your own blend of cider or juice to share with family and friends.

Apple Juice Processing Workshop 

Saturday 24 October 2015

Houghton Court, Hereford HR1 3HZ

10am to 4pm

£60/£50 Trust members

Cider Making Workshop

Saturday 21 November 2015 and Saturday 9 January 2016

Houghton Court, Hereford HR1 3HZ

10am to 4pm

£60/£50 Trust members

If you would like to get more details or book a place on a course please contact Julia Morton or Laurence Green on 01432 356872 or book online at

Orchard Maintenance and Hedge-Laying Workshops

Formative pruning workshop in Colwall

In the New Year, Orchard Origins and the Herefordshire Nature Trust are running a series of workshops on orchard maintenance and hedge-laying that promote wildlife-friendly practices.

There has been a huge decline in traditional orchards and hedgerows in the UK since the 1950s. When sensitively managed for fruit production and wildlife orchards support a huge diversity of insects, mammals, birds and plants. Hedges provide natural corridors and nesting sites for a host of different species. Understanding and practising traditional management techniques will help conserve these fragile habitats.  Continue reading