Apple day at Edinburgh Botanic gardens

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The last day of our busy weekend was spent at the Edinburgh Royal Botanic gardens, taking part in the apple day.  The Celebration of Scottish apples was hosted in the fabulous new John Hope gateway visitor centre, and was attended by the Commonwealth orchard, John Butterworth, Cuddybridge apple juice, and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural society.

The event was hugely popular with the public, with hundreds of people streaming through the doors all of Saturday to taste Scottish apple varieties, sample freshly pressed juice, and have their fruit identified by the resident expert John Butterworth.

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Stephi demonstrates the apple master

Lots of folk went away impressed by the diversity and flavour of Scottish apples, and a few lucky folk were able to identify old trees that had been growing in their gardens for hundreds(!) of years.

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