All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings. the date of the next meeting is still to be agreed, so watch this space.

The SLOG Summer Newsletter is now available

SLOG members can get discounts from Beetham Nurseries (5% off all products), and RV Roger (10% off fruit trees and bushes). Please have your membership card and number ready to quote before your sale goes through the till

SLOG Orchard If you want to be involved in the orchard, please email Andy or call him on 01539 727772.

What's New at the South Lakeland Orchard Group

SLOG - The South Lakeland Orchard Group

All of our events are free to members. We welcome new members who can join at the event - just £10 for a couple, and £8 singles. Alternatively, look on our joining page and contact Jill who will get you signed up now.




Some pictures from our summer orchard visit

Apple Trees for Sale

Ros has the popular apple varieties, Katy (dessert) and Scotch Bridget (dual purpose) trees for sale.

Grafted this year, they are already tall and healthy and will be ready to plant out early this autumn

Collection can be at the AGM on July 29th or at the Westmorland Show on September 11th or from Kendal. Price £13.50

Contact Ros for more information on or telephone 01539 741943.

SLOG AGM - 7.30pm, Tuesday July 29th at Levens Institute, Levens

Once again it's AGM time, and this time Hilary and Phil will be showing you what to do with the apple trees you grafted last year in 2013.

How do you get from stick to tree or cordon or espalier or fan? Find out at the AGM.

Summer Orchard Visit to Hill Crest Orchard - 1.00pm Sat June 21st

We had a great time on our recent orchard visit. The weather was fantastic and the extent of Phi and John's work on local varieties is breath-taking. A treat for everyone interested in apples and pears.

John inherited a former commercial orchard, planted in the 1920's at his home in Little Hoole. Trees are now on their last legs, however since c 2005 Phil Rainford and friends have planted 300 plus known and unknown apple and pear varieties (mainly as cordons) from all over the north of England, scion wood collected from remnant trees. The grand title is "The South Ribble Orchard Project".


SLOG's Summer Newsletter

Andy has one again put together the must-read for all who are interested in apples, orchards and other fruit. Our Orchard Profile in this issue, Leaper’s Rock, is a departure from the usual in that it is a commercial orchard, in fact a “pick your own” venture. He reviews the ANCIENT APPLE VARIETY REVIEW: DECIO.

Plus, much more.

If you are a member, you will have received a copy by email, or you can download it here.


The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria

Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is now on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on