Bateman’s Apple Day
Join us on Saturday 19 October and explore our orchard as we celebrate this time of harvest.
Celebrate the harvest
As summer draws to a close, the fruits and vegetables are ripening fast. Come along on Saturday 19 October and explore our orchards; including the relatively new Mill Orchard commemorating the centenary of the deaths of John Kipling’s and 8 other local boys at the Battle of Loos.
You'll also see our beehives nestled in the long grass in the Wild Garden. We established a couple of new colonies last year and the bees have been busy working away to create their new home and then hopefully we'll have our own honey available in time to sell in our shop.
Fresh from the trees and ground
We'll have a range of produce available for you to try, in particular the many varieties of apples we grow here. Bring the family and have a tasting session to see which variety your family likes best and then take some home to enjoy.
Have a go at some orchard crafts
At this time of the year we bring out our homemade apple mill and press. The smell and taste of freshly pressed apples is a true autumn experience. Come and have a go at pressing some apples. There'll be plenty of fun for all the family with some orchard crafts and activities.
Discover more in the tea room and shop
Our Mulberry tea room will be offering some tempting orchard-inspired treats on the menu and the Oast House shop will have jams and chutneys on sale ready for you to lay-in for the cooler months ahead.
Come and discover the richness of the harvest from our gardens and orchards.