Apple days and Harvest events in Kent

This article was for events in 2018. Places in Kent are celebrating the golden days of harvest. Where there’s an orchard, there’s usually an apple day. With apple pressings, tastings, stalls and barrel-loads of apple-flavoured fun, they’ve become a firm favourite in our calendar at places like Ightham Mote. There's also a chance to sample local produce at Scotney Castle, and select your own apples at Smallhythe Place. Join the celebrations. Any treats you purchase will help keep our places bountiful for next year.

vegetable patch in the kitchen garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Kitchen garden highlights at Chartwell 

Take part in a garden tour including a visit to the kitchen garden to see the autumn harvest. Admire the plentiful apples and pumpkins, used in soups and other recipes in our café. Tours depart daily at 2pm from the Marlborough pavilion.

The vegetable garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a picnic or the view

The vegetable garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

The vegetable garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden is full of fresh produce in autumn. Why not buy a pumpkin or gourd to take a bit of Sissinghurst home with you.

Rosy red apples hanging from our trees in the Orchard

Apple picking at Smallhythe Place 

The orchard is ripe with autumn fruits. Grab a bag, stroll through the gardens and select the cream of the apple crop to take home. Crisp and juicy, they are just too tempting to miss.