What do we do?


Appletreeman in the Nursery Appletreeman supplies an ever-widening range of fruit trees, nut bushes and fruiting shrubs. Every year we grow, graft and bud new and exciting varieties of pear, plum and apple in our Perthshire nursery. Many are heritage trees, traditional Scottish varieties or unusual cultivars, grown sustainably and specially selected for their hardiness and suitability in a varied Scottish climate. Our trees can be bought bare-root in the Winter or as potted maiden trees throughout the year.

Appletreeman passes on his orchard expertise by running practical classes in things like planting, pruning, budding, and fruit identification. He also provides a consultancy and advice service to new or existing orchard owners or community groups.

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Plants with Purpose

Margaret Lear

From a small backgarden nursery set up by Margaret Lear in 2001, Plants with Purpose now has a stocklist of over 150 useful, culinary, medicinal, wildlife and edible plants, all homegrown without chemicals or artificial fertilisers. You’ll find many unusual varieties, such as Emperor Hadrian’s Mint or Rock Samphire, and many whose names alone are magical – like Mad Dog Scullcap and Good King Henry!

Plants with Purpose also run lots of workshops and courses throughout Scotland and the UK, including sustainable gardening, wildfood foraging, ‘grow your own’, beekeeping and many more.

Read  more about Margaret.