Apple Weekend

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

There are pressing matters to attend to at Trelissick over Apple Weekend. In fact, there's so much to squeeze in that an extra day is required. From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October join us for a celebration of this seasonal harvest.

Over the three days there's something for everyone to get stuck into. Friday is our dedicated specialist day where we will be hosting a number of experts who will impart their knowledge to you. Families will enjoy the activities taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Have a go at pressing apples the old fashioned way or learn how bees make their honey with help from orchards.

At this year’s Apple Weekend, specialist cider maker Jonathon Gould will be available all three days and will be based in the stables. He runs his own business developing artisan ciders, juices and cordials. Jonathon has a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of growing apples and producing top quality fruit with the intention of using these for juicing.

He is bringing a range of his equipment and will be available all weekend for informal table top talks. He will also have a range of his products available for purchase.

Below you'll find the times, days and locations of all the goings on across the property.

In the stableyard

Jonathon Gould talks, equipment demonstration and advice – Friday to Sunday 

Apple advice and identification – Friday to Sunday

Bee display
Extraction and tasting – Friday
Observation hive and honey, marmalade and candles to purchase – Weekend

Apple trees for sale, cash only – Friday to Sunday

Apple displays – Friday to Sunday

In the orchard

Orchard demonstrations
Tree pruning – 11.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm on Friday, ongoing demos through the weekend (approx. 1 hour)

Apple pressing
Small press – Press your own apples. Saturday and Sunday

Big press – See the authentic apple press in action and try the juice. Saturday and Sunday

Lots more family activities and games such as archery, longest peel competition and apple trails through the garden. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out our garden blog 'Digging Deeper' for more information on the fantastic selection of apples in the orchard.

Apples and press in Trelissick orchard

Digging deeper - Autumn fruits

As summer turns to autumn there's a bounty to be discovered in the orchard. Here are its finest apples.