The Mother Tree at

Schumacher College

Fruit and nut trees ecologically grown for the orchards of tomorrow

Based in Dartington, South Devon

A range of Devon and SW apples as well as pears, plums, nut trees, soft fruit, interesting edibles and more! Bare-root plants will be available from December, pot-grown plants available all year.

Apple Trees

Image of 'Bright Future' variety slightly russeted red apples growing on a branch of an apple tree.

Our Range of Heritage & Southwest UK Apple Varieties

Other Fruit Trees

Image of plump brown medlar fruit growing on a medlar tree, with large, green leaves

Pears, Plums, Medlars & Figs

Nut Trees

Hazels, Walnuts, Heartnuts, Pine Nuts & Monkey Puzzles

About The Mother Tree

The Mother Tree is a partnership between Richard Lewis and Schumacher College, a department of The Dartington Hall Trust, which is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (no. 1485560) and a charity (no. 279756).

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Contact Us

The nursery is split between Henri’s Field (opposite Schumacher College) and our propagation area near the Old Craft Education Building. We’re usually around on Thursday, 9AM to 1PM. Pop in and say hi or drop us a line to check our schedule this week.

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