I’m currently on my way home from a visit to the final day of ‘Apple Week’ at the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall.
The second Apple Based Sunday in a row for myself, having visited the Autumn Fair at my local park last Sunday.
We’ve been looking forward to this event since late summer, having seen it advertised during our last visit to Beningbrough Hall.
And it didn’t disappoint 🍁🍏
There was also Apple tasting:
But before that we had an hour to spare wander the gardens. To see what what was surviving Autumn. And what wasn’t.
We sampled ( and later bought ) some of the honey mead. Delicious. Was on offer too. Wish we’d got two bottles.
And then, it was time, the main event for me: Apple Pressing. A crowd gathered as word of the Apple press being wheeled out spread through the gardens.
And then the hard work of pressing began as the gardeners started cranking:
The Apple juice was delicious. Beating anything you’ll buy in the shop. So refreshing in that midsummer sun too. Oh erm, Autumn, I mean.
A day that reminded me why Autumn is the best season of all.
Before leaving we visited the gift shop, where upstairs there was a second hand book sale. I’m a sucker for an old book, but this one from 1950 might definitely come in handy:
A big thank you to all the National Trust workers and volunteers who made today so brilliant. A special thank you to the man, a volunteer I think, who’s name I didn’t get but who made a special effort to find out the name of two plants for us and came to find us later in the day to tell us. So kind.
The plants were ‘Poke weed’ which I didn’t get a photo of but is very unusual. And ‘Beauty Berry’ which is beautiful , If also unusual ( He did tell me the Botanical names but I didn’t dare attempt trying to spell them.