Caring for the countryside: Apples and orchards

Pop into the Kitchen Garden apple store to meet one of the kitchen gardeners, try some different varieties of apple and learn more about how we care for the Kingston Lacy orchards.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Pick up some hints and tips on caring for apple trees from the gardeners who look after the kitchen garden orchard, taste some of the different varieties and try your hand at apple pressing.

This event is free, but normal admission applies.

Prices

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

Prices

March to October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.30
Twilight Tickets
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75

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...

From March to the end of October we offer a twilight ticket price from 4pm - 6pm.  Twilight tickets are valid for entry to the garden and parkland (including the Woodland Trail) only.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
This event is held in the Kitchen Garden apple store, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from Visitor Reception. When you reach the Kitchen Garden follow the signs to the apple store.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 11:00 - 11:30 Available
12:00 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Kingston Lacy
Email
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01202 883402

Upcoming events

Threads of Narrative

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-18:00
Step into the Laundry to discover a new artistic textile installation inspired by the Bankes Archive and the lives and stories of some of the women of the Bankes family who have shaped Kingston Lacy.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:00-11:15
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, including 'Beyond the Portrait', a new installation for 2018. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies.

Caring for the countryside: Apples and orchards

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-11:30
Pop into the Kitchen Garden apple store to meet one of the kitchen gardeners, try some different varieties of apple and learn more about how we care for the Kingston Lacy orchards.

Shaping the gardens: Japanese Garden

Wed 26 Sep 2018
11:00-13:30
Join one of the Kingston Lacy gardeners for an exclusive walking tour exploring the garden and its history, and taking in seasonal highlights, with a particular focus on the Japanese Garden.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 27 Sep 2018
09:30-11:00
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Shaping the gardens

Wed 03 Oct 2018
11:00-13:30
Join one of the Kingston Lacy gardeners for an exclusive walking tour exploring the garden and its history, and taking in seasonal highlights.