Changes at Bernwode Fruit Trees
to order – We continue to make available old varieties,
to ensure their survival in the wider world, but the number we
now list makes it impossible to carry a wider stock for ready
availability, especially on a range of different rootstocks. Regrettably,
the rare varieties attract less attention, despite their worthiness,
and remain unsold for longer than is good for them, in pots. Though
we still have plenty of choices available at the nursery for instant
planting, we must increasingly move over towards a system
where we graft specific requests to order. We graft from
January to early March and new trees are then available for planting
in September. Please let us know what varieties (on what rootstocks)
you want early in the year and be prepared to wait until September,
if we do not have them in stock currently. If your wants are flexible
then we should be able to find plenty of options from current
Opening Times – Travel to the nursery is always
encouraged by us, so we can give good advice and get to meet our
customers, but motoring is no longer the pleasure it once was,
and we are open for much longer times than the number of customers
warrant. We are therefore now changing our opening times
and days. Please see the new opening arrangement at the bottom
of this web page before making a trip. When we are formally
closed, we are usually at the nursery anyway, so we will continue
to be open by appointment outside opening times. All we ask is
that you let us know what day you would like to visit or collect
trees and an approximate time – and we will be here for
your visit. There is no need for an appointment during our opening
7th Edition of the printed catalogue is now available. Please
see the side menu above 'Get Printed Catalogue'.
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please amend it to send to email@example.com. The former
email address is due to be retired and your emails might not come
through and be answered. Thank you.
collect, conserve, grow and sell trees of traditional British
fruit varieties. They are container grown, can be planted at any
time of year and can be collected from the nursery or sent out
by courier throughout the year. Please see opening times below.
170 page descriptive catalogue is available for a modest charge.
Please telephone. There is no online ordering of trees, given
the range and quickly changing availability. Our trees are rare
and living things, which cannot be ordered up out of a warehouse.
Customers are welcome to advice at the nursery or on the telephone.
range includes several hundred varieties, covering apples, pears,
plums, gages, cherries, vines, medlars, quinces, and some soft fruit.
We also graft new trees from customers' own treasured old ones.
Our trees are grafted on a range of rootstocks and customers can
choose whichever is most suitable for the shape and size of tree,
bush or restricted form they want.
of our work involves research and conservation of old varieties,
ancient trees and orchards. If you have any knowledge of these,
which you think would be of interest to us, please let us know.
They are fast disappearing and time is pressing. Often, we advise
private owners of trees and orchards on an informal basis, but
we also undertake more formal consultancy on a fee-paying basis
for larger and longer term projects. Please telephone for details.
TIMES FROM 4th MARCH 2022
and Sunday, 10.00 to 17.00, every month except
June and July, when closed.
Eve to New Year's Day, inclusive.
closed, customers are still welcome to visit, provided we have
been informed, in advance, of the day and approximate time that
the customer wishes to come. We are usually here, anyway, so
it is not an inconvenience to us.
- Telephone: 01844 237415 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernwode Fruit Trees, Kingswood Lane, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire,