Apple Identification day

Bring along your mystery apples and let our experts help to identify which apple species you’ve got growing in your garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Is it a Bloody Ploughman? Or a Forty Shillings? Bring your mystery apples along to be identified by apple experts from across the North of England.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Acorn Bank


Garden & estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £9.00
Child N/A £4.50
Family N/A £22.50
One adult, two children N/A £13.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members.

The basics

Booking details
Please contact the Garden Team in advance to book your time on 07500 999516.

Contact Info

Garden team
Call 07500 999516

Upcoming events

Garden plant and produce sale

Sat 21 May 2022
If you feel inspired by the your visit to Acorn Bank, take home a piece of the garden to plant at home.

Flour milling demonstrations in the watermill

Sat 21 May 2022
Meet the millers and see the watermill in action with live demonstrations from the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust every weekend.

Industrial heritage tours

Fri 27 May 2022
Join an expert volunteer from our friends at the Acorn Bank Watermill Trust for a free guided walk through the wider woodland and estate, where you'll learn more about Acorn Bank's industrial past.

Vintage book sale

Sat 04 Jun 2022
Pop into our second-hand bookshop where, for one weekend only, there'll be a selection of rare and vintage books for sale. Free entry for National Trust and NT for Scotland members.

Apple tree and apple harvest sales

Sat 03 Sep 2022
Take home a baby apple tree, grafted from Acorn Bank's extensive traditional collection and ready to plant in your own garden.

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 03 Sep 2022
As our harvest ripens drop in to sample a range of rare, heritage apples from Acorn Bank’s orchards and learn about what makes these varieties so special.