Every year as autumn sets in I feel the need to find out where our local Apple Day celebrations will be. Celebrated on and around 21st October each year this is a celebration of the great British apple, orchards and their contribution to local areas. It was started by Common Ground over twenty years age.
5th October – Chorleywood Community Orchard 11am-3pm at the Orchard in Chorleywood House Estate WD3 5SL www.chorleywood-orchard.org.uk/apple-day.html
6th October – Tewin Orchard Apple Day 12 Noon to 16.30 The Pavilion on Upper Green., Tewin, Welwyn, AL6 0LX. Any enquiries to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust 01727 858901 www.tewinorchard.co.uk/orchard.html
6th October – at Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring. 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. – Part of the Tring Apple Fayre. Apple Day
6th October – Highfield Park Apple Day from 2pm until 4pm Highfield Park Centre, Russett Drive, St Albans. www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk
6th October – Rivers Community Orchard Community Apple Picking Day from 10.30am – 12.30pm, Sawbridgeworth. www.riversnurseryorchard.org.uk
13th October – Harrow Apple Day, 1 p.m.to 5 p.m. Grim’s Dyke Hotel, Harrow lots of apple day activities. Further details at www.hoipolloi.btck.co.uk
13th October – Codicote Community Orchard Apple Day. – Bury Lane, Codicote (opposite St Giles Church).
19/20th October – Apple and Food Festival event. Aylett Nurseries, North Orbital Road, St Albans AL2 1DH, 10 a.m. to 4.30p.m.
20th October . – Shenley Apple Day. 12noon -17.00p.m One of the County’s flagship events. Further details at www.shenleypark.co.uk