11 June 2014

Cider Brandy & Kelways

Organised by:

 SCI's Horticulture Group

The Somerset Cider Brandy Company Ltd, Pass Vale Farm

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A meeting organized by the Professional Horticulture Group South West. The Somerset Cider Brandy Company is specialist enterprise sited amongst 160 acres of cider apple orchards and licenced to distil cider brandy since 1969. The farm overlooks the Somerset Levels and although most of the plantations were above the 2014 flood line, much of the property was inundated. The visit includes an introduction to the cider apple brandy production facility. 
Established in 1851 by James Kelway the 40-acre Kelways nursery is widely known for its specialisation in peonies and iris, and exhibits at major shows. Another specialty is hardy ferns. During June Kelway's Peony Valley is a major attraction. There will also be opportunity to visit the plant-based Garden Centre.

Day 1

Registration, tea/coffee
Tour of the Somerset Cider Brandy Company led by the owner Julian Temperley
Tour of Kelways Nursery & Garden Centre led by Nursery Manager, Andy Martin
End of meeting

Venue and Contact

Somerset Cider Brandy Company Ltd

The Somerset Cider Brandy Company Ltd, Pass Vale Farm 
Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock
Somerset TA12 6BU 


Kelways Nursery and Garden Centre, Picts Hill, Langport 
Somerset, TA10 9EZ 


Peter Grimbly

Tel: 01926 612981

Email: petergrimbly@btinternet.com


£5 (excluding lunch)

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.