All members are welcome to sit in on our committee meetings which are held at 7.30pm at the Derby Arms, Witherslack. The date of the next meeting is Tuesday, February 10th 2015.

The SLOG Spring 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 Adam who will get you signed up now.





Dates for Your Diary, and More!

Saturday & Sunday May 30th & 31st CountryFest, at the Westmorland Showground, Crooklands, Kendal.

The SLOG stand will be in the Grow Your Own area.

For more information go to:

Summer Orchard Visit, date to be advised, hopefully in June

Saturday 18 th July – Open Day at Sizergh Castle

Details to follow on SLOG website in due course and in next Newsletter.

Further Dates for your Diary

Tues 28-Jul 7.30pm SLOG AGM 
Sat 15-Aug 1.30-4.30pm Budding & Summer Pruning Workshop, Growing Well
Sat 22-Aug 2.00-5.00pm Summer Pruning Workshop, Brantwood
Thurs 10-Sep 9.00am-5.00pm Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands 
Sat & Sun 19/20 Sept Sizergh Castle Juicing Day
Sat 26-Sep 10.00am-4.00pm Apple Pressing at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley 
Sat 03-Oct Arnside AONB Apple Day
Sat 03-Oct 10.30am-4.00pm Ford Park Apple Day, Ulverston
Sat 10-Oct 10.00am-4.00pm SLOG Members Apple Pressing Day at Witherslack
Sun 11-Oct 10.00am-4.00pm Apple Day at Acorn Bank
Tues 24-Nov 7.30pm Winter Talk 7.30pm, Levens Institute


Spring Newsletter is now available

Apple blossom


Andy has done another great job in creating an fascinating and readable newsletter with some very interesting articles about new and old apple varieties, orchards to visit, moles and new types of fruit as well as a round-up of SLOG events and updates on SLOG services, products and activities


Apple Trees for Sale

Katy appleFor SLOG's apple trees, grafted this year, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has speically selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.



Bob Bradley also has trees for sale. Please contact Bob direct for more information and prices.

Bob Bradley's Trees for Sale
Rootstock Year Quantity
Keswick Codlin MM106 2015 2
Bradleys Beauty MM106 2015 3
Scotch Bridgit MM106 2015 2
Duke of Devonshire MM106 2015 2
Ellisons Orange MM106 2015 1
St Edmonds Pippin MM106 2015 1
Saturn MM106 2015 1
Red Devil MM106 2015 1
Laxton's Superb MM106 2015 2
Keswick Codlin M111 2014 1
Tom Putt M25 2013 2
Scotch Bridgit M25 2013 3
John Standish M25 2013 1
Lord Lambourne M25 2013 3
Saturn M25 2013 1
Adams Permain M25 2013 1



SLOG's Committee Officers

Our officers are:

Chair: Penny Hinsinger

Adam - membership secretary

Membership Secretary: Adam Rubinstein.

Adam has been on the SLOG committee for several years. He says:

I am passionate about gardening, particularly fruit and vegetables. Although growing apples at 750 ft on poor soil does have it’s challenges, I manage to get apples most years. Soft fruit does better, particularly blackcurrants, gooseberries and blueberries. I am also interested in yoga, healthy lifestyles and alternative medicine.”

Adam can be contacted about all membership issues on

Treasurer: Adam Walker

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