new much enlarged 8th Edition printed catalogue has now arrived!
At 206 pages, an increase of 36 from the 7th edition, it now includes
several important variety additions. Before ordering, please be
aware that our delivery service has now been indefinitely suspended
and trees would need to be collected. Please click on 'Get Printed
Catalogue' above, left.
- Please let us know in the next few weeks what you might want
in the early Autumn. The earlier we know, the better and more
fully grown the tree will be.
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
stock. Stocks are at their highest levels in September and October,
the ideal time for planting, in a normal year, when the ground
is not drought affected and is not rock hard! Container grown
trees continue to grow their roots, even when going dormant above
Opening Times – Travel to the nursery enables us
to give good advice and get to meet our customers, but motoring
is no longer the pleasure it once was, and we have been open for
much longer times than the number of customers warrant. We
have therefore changed 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 times.
your email client sends emails to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please
amend it to send to email@example.com. The former email
address has now been retired and your emails will not come through
and be answered. Thank you.
collect, conserve, grow and sell trees of traditional British
fruit varieties, or foreign trees that have long made their home
in these Isles. They are container grown, can be planted at any
time of year and can be collected from the nursery throughout
the year. Please see opening times below.
is no online ordering of trees for collection, 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 and to order or ask questions
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.
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,