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Orchard Tours

Hear the stories of some of the trees in Acorn Bank’s significant apple collection.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join Robin, Garden Volunteer, on a tour through the walled garden and orchard to learn more about the apples grown at Acorn Bank. The 175 varieties of apple growing under the care of the garden team start to ripen at the end of August, with the latest being picked around the middle of October. In these tours, you'll learn about some of the most interesting characters in the collection including Irish Peach , Lemon Square and Pitmaston Pineapple – but don’t be fooled by their names!

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Book at the Shepherds Hut on arrival.

Suitability

Children are welcome.

Meeting point

In the Walled Garden.

Accessibility

The walled garden and top orchard have a combination of fine gravel paths and grass paths. Some paths have a slight incline. They are wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible in all but persistent wet conditions, when the grass paths may be closed to wheelchairs.

Other

This tour will take you through the orchard and walled garden, and may take up to an hour. Please book a space on the tour on arrival by speaking to the Welcome staff at the Shepherds Hut. Places are limited to 15 people per tour.

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