Orchard groups, fruit tree owners and top fruit enthusiasts are invited to join in the Mid Shires Orchard Group’s 9th annual Springtime Scionwood Swap. Visitors can share, swap and acquire for a small donation, scionwood (one-year old shoots for used for grafting) from many rare and local heritage apple, pear, plum and cherry varieties, as well as from garden trees and family favourites. These can be grafted on the day onto rootstocks of choice, or be taken home for grafting, to make brand new fruit trees. These can be grown on and planted out in gardens, community or home orchards, fields and hedgerows, where they will mature and in due course, bear wonderful heritage fruit. Bring along scionwood from your favourite apple trees. Swap these for others and have new trees grafted ‘while you wait’. If you have none to swap, then you will be able to acquire scionwood from a wide selection on offer on the day, for a nominal donation.
This fascinating event will be held from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday February 5th 2017. Entry to the Springtime Scionwood Swap is FREE. Parking at the venue - Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick, Buckingham, MK18 4AE - is FREE. Scionwood will be available either free as a swap, or for a small donation. There will be a charge for grafting services provided on the day. Rootstocks and pre-grafted trees will be available at their advertised prices.
Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AE
Sunday 5 Feb 2017