Frequently Asked Questions About Applewood.

On this page we have gathered together some quick answers to questions we get asked about Applewood Permaculture Centre an our courses. If you have another question or need not covered here please do get in touch with us at

How do I book onto a course at Applewood?

To book onto a course at Applewood please email Emma at

Can I get to Applewood By Public Transport?

The nearest Train Stations are in Leominster (7 miles to the south), Ludlow (6 miles to the north). The 490 bus goes from Ludlow via Orleton (get down at the crossroads signposted to Orleton Common,) to Leominster and vice versa. We are usually able to arrange pick up from the crossroads or even the station. We also try and organise lift shares. It’s a very nice walk from the crossroads where the bus lets you off, just 1.3 miles to Waterloo farm, if that appeals to you.

Can I pay in instalments?

We ask that people pay a deposit to secure their place on a course and make the commitment to come. After that we are happy for people to pay in instalments.  Get in touch and we can make a plan together which works for you. email applewoodcourses@yahoo,com

Do you cater for people with special diets?

All the food we serve will be vegetarian. We aim to provide people with plentiful, healthy food, with some of our produce and organic and in season where possible. Let us know about your special diet when you book and we will do our best to cater for them. We regularly cater for vegans and people who are gluten fee, and can cater for specific intolerances. 

Do I have to camp when I come to a course at Applewood?

Currently we  have camping available in our beautiful orchards. We also have space for one or two small campervans. If you  don't camp there are places to stay in Ludlow and Leominster. If you want to camp and don't have a tent we also have a couple we can lend out. 

Deposit & Cancellation policy

You will need to pay a deposit for all our courses and full fees for 1 day workshops to secure your place. This deposit is non-refundable if you give less than one months notice of you being unable to attend, . If it is more than 1 months notice an admin fee will be charged of £40 for courses and £20 for 1 day workshops.

If we(Applewood Permaculutre Centre) has to cancel the training for any reason, then we will refund deposits and fees paid.