Autumn walks in Brockhampton's orchards
Herefordshire is renowned across the world for it's fruit orchards and this quiet valley near Bromyard is no exception. We have damson, apple, cherry and pear trees across the estate with 'pick your own' events this autumn.
The first to ripen are the damsons which are a member of the plum family, first introduced into this country by the Romans. They have a distinctive rich flavour and are high in sugars which make them an excellent fruit for jam making. We grow the 'Shropshire prune' variety which is one of the oldest and traditional recipes are on display in the manor house kitchen,
Pick your own
Our work in the orchards
There are 125 acres of orchard on the estate but many more have been lost over the years, As a major part of the heritage of the estate we have been undertaking a series of restoration projects. We've planted 75 fruit trees so far and have identified a further 21 acres as part of the next phase.
So please come and see are work, pick some fruit, or take a relaxing stroll in the woods as Autumn is the most interesting time of year here at Brockhampton. And with all of these orchards there is always some mistletoe hanging around the corner!