After the success of our Orchard Festival earlier this month, we are still hard at work harvesting the bumper crop of apples at Chartwell this year. The sun is still shining in this part of the country as you can see from the picture above of two of our garden volunteers collecting ‘Bramley Seedling’ apples. Most of the fruit and vegetables that we grow are taken to the Chartwell restaurant where they are made into delicious meals for all of our hungry visitors. Some of it, however, we make available for visitors to take away with them for a small donation to the garden coffers!
As you can see from the picture above, there is still a good selection of fruit, veg and cut flowers even this late in the year. Some of the highlights currently include cooking apples such as ‘Arthur Turner’ or ‘Newton Wonder’, eating apples such as ‘Sunset’ or juicy pears like ‘Black Worcester’. You can find the produce stall just outside the Kitchen Garden, at the bottom of the new Winter Border. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to get your hands on some spuds, as expertly cleaned by our lovely Kitchen Garden volunteers: