In The Pink

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Chase hereford

Get-togethers Under the Blossom

Picnics are back! Outdoor get-togethers are go! And soon we’ll be able to go further afield for a walk. Plan your long awaited meet-ups with family and friends somewhere super special: in Herefordshire, the capital of blossom.  

It’s a fleeting moment  - only six weeks - but it is an unmissable springtime spectacle! Thousands of fruit trees bloom with frothy clouds of pink and white petals, starting at the end of March.

Our In The Pink guide features the best ways to enjoy the blossom:

  • Come blossom chasing... see our weekly blossom updates 
  • Enjoy orchard tours & tastings at craft cider producers
  • Walk and cycle along blossom-lined trails 
  • Pick up a picnic to eat al fresco  
  • Tour our blossom hotspots by car

 

#BlossomChasing #InThePink

 

 

[Photo credit: Chase Distillery]  

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Our county is one big orchard! We have over 15,000 acres of orchards, producing over half of the UK's cider. Every spring, thousands of fruit trees explode with delicate pink and white petals. It’s naturally uplifting and the perfect antidote to lockdown fatigue. Get together in Herefordshire to get your dose of Mother Nature's positivity.

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Brockhampton

Estates & Community Orchards

For blossom-filled walking trails and picnics under the trees visit our historic country estates and friendly community orchards.

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tours & tastings

Tours & Tastings

Herefordshire is the spiritual home of apples and cider! Expect a warm welcome at our craft cider producers where you can wander orchards, take guided tours, learn how cider is made and sample delicious artisan tipples.

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Cider Circuits

Cider Circuits

Pass orchards and picture-perfect villages on our Cider Circuits, paying homage to our favourite thirst-quencher at artisan producers en route.

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Best Blossom This Week:

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Westons Cider blossom

Westons Cider

Orchard in full bloom at Weston's. 

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Butford Organics blossom

Butford Organics

Apple blossom in full bloom on Butford Organics dessert fruit - Falstaff

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Newton Court Cider blossom

Newton Court Cider

Beautiful perry pear blossom bursting out in Newton Court's orchards today... always the first bringing the promise of beautiful pears for our organic Perry panting partridge.

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Gregg's pit cider

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

It's 'Peak Perry Pear' blossom week at Gregg's Pit! 

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The Cider Barn Blossom

The Cider Barn

Blossom at The Cider Barn Garden is out and looking wonderful. 

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Orgasmic Cider blossom

Orgasmic Cider

The blossom is out at Orgasmic Cider.

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gwatkin cider blossom

Gwatkin Cider

Pear blossom is out at Gwatkin Cider!

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The Nest blossom

The Nest

The blossom is out at The Nest! Pop by and pick up a picnic from their shop and enjoy under the blossom trees. 

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Hellens Manor

Hellens Manor's new avenue of pears are in bloom. 

Live Blossom Map

#BlossomChasing - Keep popping back to see when and where the blossom is out...

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Breinton Walk

Blossom and bluebells line the path to Breinton Springs. The 5.5 mile circular route starts in Hereford city centre and takes you along the Wye to a National Trust orchard, past St Michael's Church and the remains of Breinton Camp.

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Orchard Walks

Pick Up A Picnic

Outdoor get togethers al-fresco style under the beautiful blossom in Herefordshire.

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Drapers Lane deli

Drapers Lane Delicatessen

Pick up a “The Joy of Six” Sharing box from Drapers Lane Delicatessen. Each box can be tailored.

Leominster

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Legges picnic

Legges

Pick up and enjoy a Legges Lunch Box, packed full of local produce to enjoy the tastes of Herefordshire. 

Bromyard

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The Nest

The Nest

Bring a blanket and pick up a picnic box of delights at the Nest to enjoy together under their orchard blossom. The box even comes with a large bottle of sparkling local Cider/Perry.

Ledbury