Services, Advice

Nurseries and Materials

Ashridge Trees
Hedging, Trees, Roses, Fruit Trees and Soft Fruit grown and supplied and delivered by next day courier. Also provides a wide range of tree planting accessories.

The Appletreeman
Andrew Lear has given CVOC lots of good advice and has provided some very good training courses in pre-Covid days. In his own words, “We’re a wee green family business, rooted in Perthshire”. He propagates and sells hardy, heritage and Scottish Fruit trees at Blackhaugh Community Farm. Also soft fruits and edible hedging. Herbs are also grown by Sarah of “Plants and Purpose” and there is a nice selection on display too at their small site. As his trees are grown in Scotland CVOC members have consistently found them to do well. Andrew is a fount of knowledge on all things apple and orchard. He knows the Valley well and can give advice and guidance of varieties, care and heritage.
or Google “The Appletreeman Scotland”

Clydeside Trading Society
A long established wholesale suppiers to the horticulture industry based in Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire. The company supplies a wide range of tools and materials necessary for garden and orchard management.

Walcot Organic Nursery
Some nurseries provide a grafting service if you would like to grow a tree from a particular parent. One example is Walcot Organic Nursery

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV)
A wide range of tools, health & safely equipment, protective clothing, trees, shrubs & flowers. 10% discount on orders over £100 to members of the Clyde Valley Orchard Group members (A BTCV associated group)

J Tweedie Fruit Trees
A wide range of old and new varieties of fruit trees and bushes. Contact: John Tweedie, Maryfield Road Nursery , Nr Terregles , Dumfriesshire, DG2 9TH. Tel: (01387) 720880

Acorn Planting Products
A good selection of tree protection products.

Identify your fruit

Please ask before you send cuttings

Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Faversham , Kent , ME13 8XZ Tel: 01795 535462

Royal Horticultural Society
Wisley , Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

Apple Days
A number of the apple day events held around the country in October each year include specialists who can help with fruit identification.

General Information

Common Ground
A major campaigning group promoting orchards. Produces a range of useful publications.

Borders Organic Gardeners
The biggest organic gardening group in Scotland. The group has a keen interest in fruit trees and organises an Apple Day every year.

Central Core Network
Offers advice and helps bring people together to share knowledge and to learn the traditional methods of orchard planting and management. Contact Catherine Lloyd, Greenbank House, West End, Abernethy, PH2 9JL

Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage provides a source of information and advice on a wide range of issues related to our natural environment. Your local office may be able to help you with queries and concerns of relevance to the orchards.
Contact the Area Officer, Scottish Natural Heritage, Cadzow Court, 3 Wellhall Road, Hamilton, ML3 9BG. Tel: 01698 421 668

The Gloucestershire Orchard Group
One of the larger orchard groups with much useful information on their website that provides a wealth of information

The Marcher Apple Network
A long established and well developed local orchard group with an excellent website and newsletter

National Trust for Scotland
Many of the NTS properties have collections of fruit trees that include Scottish varieties. Particularly good examples are Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas and Priorwood Garden, Melrose Abbey.


The Business Gateway
Helps people starting up a new company to gain advice, information and training. Contact: The Business Gateway (Coatbridge), The Atrium Business Centre, North Caldeen Road, Coatridge, ML5 4EF.

Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG)
Independent and dedicated provider of environmental and conservation advice and consultancy to farmers. Contact: FWAG, 30 Hope Street, Lanark,. Lanarkshire, ML11 7NE.

Scottish Agricultural College
Can provide advice and training on horticultural and woodland management techniques that may be valuable to orchard owners. Contact: Farm Business Services, 57 SAC (Scottish Agricultural College) High Street, Lanark ML11 7LF

Local Businesses
There are a number of local businesses that may be able to offer advice or other support to help restore local orchards including the local Garden Centres