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 4 to Sunday 6 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.
Demonstrations, talks and displays
Apple display in stables
Friday and weekend - Trelissick and Brogdale varieties on show in the stables.
Cider making demonstrations
Friday - Local cider-maker Jonathon Gould shares his insight. 11am and 2pm lasting 1 hour 30 minutes in the stable yard.
Apple tree advise
Friday - Meet in the orchard at 11.30am, 1pm or 2.30pm (last approx. 1 hour) for advise in tending your own.
Weekend - Ongoing demonstrations throughout the day in the orchard.
Friday and weekend - Chris Trimmer from the National Trust's Plant Conservation Centre will demonstrate grafting techniques in the stables. 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Apple trees also available to purchase from Chris, cash only.
Friday and weekend - Trelissick's Head Gardener John Lanyon will identify and advise on apples from your garden or orchard.
Friday - Sue Malcolm of Tamar Valley Honey will be displaying her honeybees. Extraction and tasting will run throughout Friday.
Weekend - Observation hive with honey, marmalade and candle to purchase.
Weekend - Children and adults alike can have a go at pressing your own apples in the orchard.
Weekend - The garden team will be pressing apples and making delicious juice for everyone to taste. Help us reduce waste by bringing your own cup!
Weekend - Archery and apple themed games like scrumping and races through the orchard.