Orchards are an important part of our heritage, however recent years have seen large declines in their numbers. Fortunately we have many in our care and have worked hard to maintain and restore them for visitors to enjoy.
The orchard at Dudmaston is a space to relax and unwind amongst the apple trees where gardeners and volunteers work throughout the year to ensure the trees bear fruit.
Croome’s orchard has a mixture of young trees planted by staff and volunteers over the past 15 years, as well as older trees which hint at the use of the land over the past 300 years.
Isaac Newton's apple tree - still green and growing in this corner of Lincolnshire
Coughton Court has so many places for you to explore and discover, but when you just need a gentle stroll make sure you come into to our orchards which offer you a lovely quiet area.
October is apple month at Brockhampton as the heritage varieties in the orchard are ripe and ready to be picked. Come along and join in with the harvest.
Calke’s orchard is an autumn highlight, producing local and historic apple varieties.
Attingham's orchard is a special place, with 37 varieties of cooking and eating apples grown.
This time of year come and see the many different apple varieties grown in the Gunby gardens. Can you guess how many we have?
Admire the traditional varieties of apples, pears, medlars and quince in the orchard at Moseley Old Hall. Try out how they taste in the tea-room and sit back and relax surrounded by fruit trees.
Whatever the time of year the orchards at Hardwick have much to offer visitors.
The stunning orchards in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park provide more than just visual beauty - the fruits are used in our dishes in the Garden Tea House, and the Cafe too.
There's a very special orchard at Packwood with particular memories for many visitors.
Traditional orchards are wonderful places for fruit, wildlife and people. With huge losses in the last 60 years, traditional orchards are under threat.
The orchards we look after are not only important historically and for supplying our tea-rooms with fruits, but also as key habitats for many forms of wildlife.
From luxurious afternoon tea to a pot of tea with a cracking view, you'll find it all at one of our tea-rooms.