Apple week at Beningbrough Hall

Join us early October for a celebration of all things apple and learn more about its origins and uses today.

Apple celebration week 7 - 14 October 2018, (closed Monday) 10.30am - 5pm.

We all know the humble apple; juicy, crunchy, sweet, green, red and golden. We devour it in pies, in cakes, in salads, in cider, even in sausages - but how much do you know about the fruit itself?

Apple celebrations 

Head to the tents in the walled garden for the apple display - the variety of colours and sizes is quite evident when they're all together. There will be short talks throughout the week with a chance to find out how the team care for and prune the numerous trees at Beningbrough. 

Have you ever picked an apple from a tree? Tick this off your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' list and help out with the harvesting of the apples for apple pressing throughout the week......you can then try the freshest and arguably the tastiest juice in town - let us know if you agree.

Try your hand at the apple inspired game - challenge the family to see who can be champion.

Apple in the orchard
Apple in the orchard
Apple in the orchard

What's on when

Apple talks, walks and questions - 11am and 3pm

Pick the perfect apple - 11am

Apple pressing and juice tasting - 2pm

Seasonal tasting in the tent with chutneys and ciders - 11am - 3.30pm

Apple variety tasting in the tent - 11.30am - 3pm

A gentle reminder that although dogs are now welcome at Beningbrough, they are not allowed in the walled garden where the produce grown goes to the restaurant.

Did you know?

Did you know that all the varieties of apple we eat today have travelled much further than from your shopping basket to your fruit bowl? In fact all of the varieties of apple that you eat today have their origins over 4,000 miles away in the mountains of Kazakhstan.

Hungry?

Sample some of the 48 varieties of apple growing in the gardens at Beningbrough when there are tasting sessions - you might find a new favourite. If you are still hungry for more why not indulge on some of the freshly produced dishes available in the walled garden restaurant - depending on the daily menu, try the apple and pork sausages, made using Beningbrough's harvest and of course there will be crumble and other delicious cakes and puddings to enjoy. 
 

Apple-tiser...

If you are still hungry for more apple treats after all that, the shop will be stocked with a range of apple related delights for you to enjoy at home. Sample some of the cider in the sample tent or the perfect accompaniment - chutneys, biscuits and salted caramel. The National Trust cookbook is also for sale with numerous inspiring recipes for your own harvest or glut.

Laura Mason author of the National Trust ‘Afternoon Tea’ book and ‘Book of Crumbles’ will be signing her books and talking about how she came to making the recipes on 7 October 1-3.30pm.
 
Cosy Cottage Co. will be coming on the 13 October 12.30-3.30pm to talk about their products and the process of making them. The products include an Apple & Walnut lip balm, hand cream & coconut oil soap. 
 
Have you picked an apple from a tree?
A family pick apples from the tree
Have you picked an apple from a tree?