Apple & Conker Weekend
Find out more about Kentwell's many varieties of apples and pears
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
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- 5th October 11:00am - 5th October 3:00pm
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About this event
Join us for Apple Weekend and discover the delightful array of apples and pears at Kentwell. Our knowledgeable Garden Team will be available to showcase the diverse selection of apple and pear varieties thriving in our gardens. From crisp eating apples to versatile cooking varieties, and even juicing options, our ancient espaliered trees in the Walled Garden are brimming with choices.
With approximately 60 types of apples and a similar number of pear trees, there's something for every palate. Explore our display featuring these fruits, with samples available for tasting. Uncover your favourite among these varieties!
Did you know that despite there being over 6,000 types of English apples, the limited selection in supermarkets often overlooks this rich diversity in favour of imported options? Come learn more about these locally grown treasures during Apple Weekend at Kentwell.
About the Venue
Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and nearly 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds.
The house offers the visitor a journey through time from the Great Tudor Kitchen, the Gothic centre block to the State bedroom that was created by Thomas Hopper in the 1820s for a visit from the then Duke of York.
The house offers a relaxed environment, mixed with an individuality that is not often seen these days in great historic venues.
Kentwell Hall’s organic gardens are a combination of ancient features, elements of the substantial alterations of Lady Guthrie, tenant during the 1930s, and the recent landscaping and planting by the current owners.
Particular areas of interest include the formal walled garden with its glorious borders providing seasonal displays of colour, the wildlife meadows and the Pied Piper Topiary hedge.
Whilst the magnificent Cedar Trees that date back to the late 18th century provide a lovely backdrop and The Sculpted Tree, based on the theme of the Tower of Babel, is the UK's biggest single wood carving.
The house and gardens are described as “magical with a surprise around every corner” and are to be enjoyed at your leisure.
The Stable Yard Tea Rooms serve light lunches and afternoon tea using seasonal produce from the gardens and farm.
Kentwell Hall is famous for producing some of the countries largest Re-creations and family events that run throughout the year.
Kentwell is available to hire for weddings, corporate functions, events and filming.