Best orchards in the Midlands

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 apple orchard at Clumber Park

From Plot to Plate at Clumber Park  

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.

A view of the orchard at Attingham Park

An apple a day from Attingham's orchard 

Attingham's orchard is a special place, with 37 varieties of cooking and eating apples grown.

Apples growing at Dudmaston in Shropshire

Harvest week at Dudmaston 

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.

Memorial fruit tree orchard at Packwood House, Warwickshire.

The Memorial Orchard 

There's a very special orchard at Packwood with particular memories for many visitors.

Apples hanging from trees in Croome's orchard

Croome's orchard 

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.

The apple tree at Woolsthorpe manor which inspired Isaac Newton

The orchard at Woolsthorpe 

Isaac Newton's apple tree - still green and growing in this corner of Lincolnshire

Apples at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Coughton Orchards 

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.

Calke Abbey, Midlands, the Orchard in autumn

Step into Calke's peaceful orchard 

Calke’s orchard is an autumn highlight, producing local and historic apple varieties.

Apple carts at Gunby

Gunby apples galore 

This time of year come and see the many different apple varieties grown in the Gunby gardens. Can you guess how many we have?

Apple trees in the Orchard in August at Moseley Old Hall, Staffordshire.

Harvesting traditional fruits at Moseley Old Hall 

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.

A visitor wearing a coat and scarf enjoying a autumnal walk.

Autumn walks at Brockhampton  

Enjoy fresh air and breath-taking seasonal sights within the Brockhampton estate this autumn. Help us harvest the orchards by picking your own damsons and venture out into the further estate to see changing leaves rutting deer and alien-like fungi.

Autumn crab apples

The Hardwick orchards 

Whatever the time of year the orchards at Hardwick have much to offer visitors.