A gift for future crumble bakers
Apple crumble was Mrs Harrington's favourite recipe to bake. It's very fitting that her gift to Tintinhull in Somerset has ensured that apple trees were planted along the border of its Kitchen Garden.
As well as buying the saplings, her gift also went towards the planting materials and high-quality garden posts, meaning the framework will last a lifetime. Mrs Harrington's gift also contributed towards the engraved metal labels for the trees so that visitors can enjoy learning about the different varieties on their visit.
'These apples should be in place for the next hundred years at least, so it's a very special and worthwhile project,' says Keri Phillips, General Manager at Tintinhull.
Tintinhull will now be a special place to visit for Mrs Harrington's family. Her daughter, Caroline, visits the trees regularly to enjoy them as they grow. 'The trees are doing well and just starting to bud,' she says. 'We went to see them two weeks ago, just to check them over.'
Overbecks in Somerset also received some funding as part of Mrs Harrington's gift.