Can you help Barrington Court's apple harvest? Join in the ancient tradition of wassailing the apple trees on Saturday 12 January - encouraging a good harvest by singing songs to bless the trees and making noise to shoo away bad spirits.
The wassail in the orchard at Saltram on Saturday 26 January will help to scare away evil spirits and bless the crop for 2019. Huddle round the bonfire after to sample the fruits of last year’s crop with traditional food, juice and cider.
The National Trust will be hosting a traditional wassail in the orchards at the iconic location of Glastonbury Tor. There will be storytelling, tours of the Tor and activities for all the family. Join us on the 19 January from 2pm.
Join us for a weekend of apple grafting at Cotehele on the 17 and 18 February. With over 25 local apple varieties to choose from, our team of staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you graft your own tree to take home.
Bored of Granny Smiths? Why not try a Gillyflower or a Grow-Bi-Night? The South West is home to hundreds of unique apple verities. Click here to explore their heritage and find out what's being done to protect them.
As well as providing abundant harvests every year, orchards are an important habitat for nature and wildlife. Unfortunately many orchards have been lost over the years, but we are helping maintain and reinstate these forgotten priority habitats at many National Trust places.