Orchard drop in days: Apple Identification

Apple experts from across the North of England gather at Acorn Bank for one day to help people identify which variety of apple they have growing in their garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring along your mystery apples! Helpful tips: Bring at least three of each variety. It helps if you can tell us on the day where the tree is growing and how old it might be. Also what colour the blossom is and whether the apple keeps well.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property 16 February - 27 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.90 £4.40
Family £24.20 £22.00
1 adult, 2 children £14.60 £13.20
Whole property 28 October - 29 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.90 £5.30
Child £3.00 £2.70
Family £14.70 £13.30
1 adult, 2 children £8.80 £8.00

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...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
In the drawing room
Accessibility
Fully accessible

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Acorn Bank
Email
acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017683 61893

Upcoming events

Herb garden tours

Sat 31 Aug 2019
11:00-16:00
Join one of our volunteers for a tour of the Herb Garden to find out about Acorn Bank’s extensive herb collection.

Apple tasting weekends

Sat 07 Sep 2019
11:00-15:00
As our harvest ripens we give our visitors the opportunity to taste a wide variety of heritage apples from our collection

Orchard tours

Sun 08 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
Take a fascinating walk through our amazing apple collection to find out more about which heritage varieties grow here.

Orchard drop in days: Harvest time

Sat 14 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
Pop in for a chat with our orchard experts during apple harvest time. A chance to gain insight and advice on how to care for your own apple trees

Cooking demos

Fri 27 Sep 2019
11:00-11:45
Drop in to see our chef, James, demonstrate how we use what we grow in the garden to cook tasty, fresh food in our café.

Plant dye tours

Sun 29 Sep 2019
13:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk through the herb garden, and learn which plants can be transformed into colourful dyes.