The orchard

The orchard surrounds the walled garden on three sides and covers about two acres. According to the tithe map, an orchard has been here since at least 1841 and the apples were used for cider making. Round about 1999, 150 trees were planted - mainly old apple varieties, with a few damsons - alongside the six remaining apple and pear trees from the original orchard.

Apples in the orchard at Parke, Devon

Apple day at Parke

The apples are ripe for the picking.

Sheep in the orchard at Parke, Devon

All about the sheep in the orchard

You might bump into some curly headed volunteers in the orchard.