Celebrating the harvest at Arlington Court

Enjoy the best of the season with a magnificent display of crops from the walled kitchen garden and a weekend of activities celebrating the harvest.

Apples for tasting

Celebrating the harvest at Arlington Court, Sat 20-Sun 21 October

The walled kitchen garden at Arlington Court has a long history of supplying the house with fresh fruit and vegetables. Still as productive as ever, we now use the produce in our tea-room (where possible) and for locally made jams and chutneys (available to buy in the shop).

We grow everything from figs, apples, apricots and blueberries, to squash, potatoes and courgettes. The garden is also a vital source of pollen for the bees kept on site.

The weekend will celebrate this produce with an amazing display of the crops we have harvested for the year. There will also be practical hints on storage, tips on how to grow your own and recipe suggestions.

At Arlington we grow over 20 varieties of apple, most of which are in our apple arch. Our arch is a mass of blossom in May, full of pollinating bees. The mix of historic, local and modern varieties of apple can be seen and tasted at the event. There will also be the chance to try local Arlington honey too.

For the kids there will be family activities inspired by autumn, available between 11am and 3pm.