The old orchards are awash with Daffodils, Cowslips and Fritillaries in April
Orchards and the Rill
Over the last few years, many late spring flowering bulbs, cowslips and snakeshead fritillaries have been planted to complement the apple blossom in the old orchards. Despite their age, the trees are still very productive. The apples and pears are used for making jams and chutneys for use and sale in the Stableyard Café, and for puddings for Garden School lunches.
Fritillaries and Cowslips the Orchards
Pintail Duck amongst the flowers
Adjacent to the Car Park and the Woodland Garden are two apple orchards, which were planted in 1993. There are approximately 70 different varieties of apple, some of which are available for sale when the garden is open in September.
Steps from the pond to the Orchards
Orchards after summer mowing