The Memorial Orchard

Memorial fruit tree orchard at Packwood House, Warwickshire.

Packwood’s Memorial orchard comes into its own in autumn. The trees you will see here have been planted in memory of loved ones lost. In autumn however these trees provide a rich harvest of fruit, ripe and ready to become part of our home-made meals in the Kitchen Garden Café.

You won’t just see apples here though. Keep an eye out for our pears, damsons, quinces, plums, cherries and medlars. All the fruit was chosen because it represented local Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire varieties which might have grown at Packwood during the early part of the twentieth century. Local schools are also invited to pick some of the fruits, which are then taken to their harvest festivals.  It is a beautiful area to have a wander through on a blustery autumn day and perhaps to remember one of your loved ones fondly.