Apple Day has its anniversary on Monday. Since the first celebration in London's Covent Garden in 1990, more than 400 groups have organised events, including the National Trust in its gardens at Acorn Bank and Attingham Park. The Acorn Bank garden (Sunday 2pm-5pm) will offer apple tastings, help identify visitors' apples, and hold pruning demonstrations. The garden is at Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, Cumbria (017683 61893). Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (01743 709203) offers a guided tour of the orchard and pleasure grounds today and tomorrow, 2.30pm, a display of unusual apples and a quiz. At Crapes Fruit Farm, Aldham, near Colchester, Essex (01206 212375), Andrew and Ann Tann are displaying some of their hundreds of apple varieties. Gift packs can be sent as presents.
The parishes around Much Marcle in Hereford and Worcester celebrate the apple this weekend and next. Jackie Denman has arranged orchard walks, apple and cider tastings, and more. Call 01531 670544 for details.Reuse content