Apple tree pruning day

Pick up your secateurs and try your handiwork at helping the rangers care for the trees in Branscombe's historic apple orchard.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Help give our trees a trim and learn about how pruning keeps them healthy, improving their productivity and making sure the branches are balanced.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01752 346585
This free event will run as long as five bookings are made.
Unfortunately this event is not suitable for children.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the rangers in the Branscombe orchard in front of the Old Bakery, opposite the Forge. Grid ref: SY197 887 Sat Nav: EX12 3DB
What to bring and wear
Wear clothes suitable for the weather, including sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch too, and if you have work gloves and secateurs then please bring them. We can provide some spares if not.
There's an easy, short and level walk along the village pathway to the orchard.
There's limited National Trust parking by the Forge, free for members. Additional parking is available behind the village hall. This is not National Trust, please leave donations in the well.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 February 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Sue Beegan
Call 01752 346585

Upcoming events

Apple tree pruning day

Fri 02 Feb 2018
Pick up your secateurs and try your handiwork at helping the rangers care for the trees in Branscombe's historic apple orchard.

Beach Fun Sundays

Sun 01 Apr 2018
We'll be there most Sundays and Bank Holidays too, to welcome you for seaside fun all through the summer months.

Himalayan Balsam bashing

Thu 05 Jul 2018
Put your wellies on for a day in Branscombe valley, helping the rangers give nature a hand by pulling the balsam from our waterways.

50 things Friday - Bug Safari

Fri 03 Aug 2018
There's wildlife to be found everywhere, if you look close enough.

50 things Friday - Treasure hunt

Fri 10 Aug 2018
There's treasure to be found in Branscombe, so grab a map and compass and get hunting!

50 Things Friday - Build a home for nature

Fri 17 Aug 2018
We'll be showing you how to make an insect hotel or a bird nesting box to take home, so that you can take care of the wildlife on your doorstep, too.