It's time to celebrate orchards

The autumn season has officially started to settle in, which means it’s the perfect time to explore orchards around Plymouth and Cornwall. Here are some of the best places in the area to celebrate autumn with apple and cider weekends near you.

Apple growing in the Mother Orchard at Cotehele, Cornwall

Apple Anniversary at Cotehele 2018

This year, Cotehele's annual apple weekend on 22-23 September 2018 is also a celebration of the Mother Orchard's 10th birthday. Come along to sample local apple varieties, see the Victorian cider press in action and lots more.

The orchard at Trelissick, Cornwall with the Water Tower in the background.

Apple Weekend

A weekend of family activities including a specialist day on Friday for those wanting to delve into the world of cultivating, growing and the uses of apples.

A slice of apple and rhubarb crumble

Apple recipes 

Enjoyed the autumn apple harvest? Why not try cooking up your own treats with one of our delicious apple recipes.


You can find exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline.