Events and Courses

Orchard Link offers members a range of events and training days throughout the year.


Training courses vary with the seasons and include pruning, grafting, cider making and orchard management. Events include visits to orchards and cider makers, a members’ annual gathering, talks, presentations and demonstrations.

Our current programme is listed here. Note we run an additional programme of events and courses specifically for community orchard groups and their members, called Growing Orchard Communities. All members of Orchard Link can attend the seasonal Network Days that are part of the community orchard project.


Some Orchard Link courses and events require you to book a place, and instructions for this are contained in the detailed information for each event. Unless the course description indicates a different arrangement, you can simply fill in the event booking form online and submit it: the course co-ordinator will confirm your booking and send you more information, including payment details.

Events and courses run by other groups

From time to time we may list activities and courses run by other organisations: these will be clearly labelled as External Events, and the responsibility for running them, and for handling any queries or bookings, will rest with them and not with Orchard Link.

Other programmes

Orchard Link members qualify for members’ discount when attending Orchards Live courses, our sister organisation in north Devon.  The Tavy and Tamar Apple Group also runs a programme. You can find out more by following the links to their websites.

Up-coming Events and Courses

Community Apple Day at Hennock


: From 10.30 onwards

Hennock community holds its annual Apple Day on Sunday lst October. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Apple Day at Sharpham House


: 10.30 - 4.00

Orchard Link will have a stall at the annual community apple day on Sunday 8th October 10.30-4.00 at Sharpham House, Ashprington. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Community Apple Day at Cornwood and Lutton


On Saturday 30th September there will be apple pressing at the community orchard. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Community Apple Day at Stokenham


: Midday - 4.30

To be held on Saturday 14th October 12 midday - 4.30pm, on the village green at Stokenham. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Community Apple Day at Noss Mayo


Sunday 15th October, on the village green. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Community Apple Day at Holbeton


: 11am-3pm

On Saturday October 21st 11am - 3pm. All are welcome to the Holbeton Community Orchard annual apple day with hog roast, live music, cider and crafts. More info

  • Community Orchard Event

Cider Making Course


: 10.00am - 3.30pm

Run by Peter Webb of Milltop Orchards. This is an opportunity to learn about the science and craft of cider making from a small commercial producer. Participants should be able to apply the knowledge from this course to improve skills or to start to use their own apples... More info

  • News
  • Orchard Link Course

Apple Pressing in Dartmouth


: 10.00 - 4.00

On Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 29th October: the Friends of Dartmouth Community Orchard cordially invite members of the Orchard Link community to their apple pressing events: More info

  • Community Orchard Event