Our opening times are changing. Please see the current and future opening times at the bottom of this page.

Please remember that if you want particular varieties on particular rootstocks that it is safest to order them to be grafted and we need to know your wants in January and February.

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We also send out trees by courier. See the How To Order page for details, prices etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Happy New Year !

Important Changes at Bernwode Fruit Trees

Grafting 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.

Changing Opening Times – Travel to the nursery is always encouraged by us, so we can give good advice and get to meet our customers, but motoring is no longer the pleasure it once was, and we are open for much longer times than the number of customers warrant. We are therefore now changing 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.

 

 

The 7th Edition of the printed catalogue is now available. Please see the side menu above 'Get Printed Catalogue'.

ALSO - if your email client sends emails to us at the address bernwode@xln.co.uk, please amend it to send to ask@bernwodefruittrees.co.uk. The former email address is due to be retired and your emails might not come through and be answered. Thank you.

 

 

We collect, conserve, grow and sell trees of traditional British fruit varieties. They are container grown, can be planted at any time of year and can be collected from the nursery or sent out by courier throughout the year. Please see opening times below.

A 170 page descriptive catalogue is available for a modest charge. Please telephone. There is no online ordering of trees, 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 or on the telephone.

Our 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.

 

Much 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.

 

OPENING TIMES UNTIL 3rd MARCH 2022
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, 10.00 to 17.00

OPENING TIMES FROM 4th MARCH 2022
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 to 17.00, every month except June and July, when closed.

Closed Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, inclusive.

When 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.

 

CONTACT - Telephone: 01844 237415 Email: ask@bernwodefruittrees.co.uk
Bernwode Fruit Trees, Kingswood Lane, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RB