Fruits of Autumn and Pumpkin displays in the Orchid House
Sunday 17th until Sunday 24th September
Two colourful displays of decorative fruit, vegetables, flowers, pumpkins and vintage tools celebrating harvest-time and autumn will go on display in the Orchid House at Helmsley Walled Garden in September and October.
The Fruits of Autumn display (Sunday 17 th until Sunday 24 th September) showcases the decorative fruit and vegetables and beautiful autumn blooms grown in the garden alongside homemade jams and chutneys, Helmsley Walled Garden honey and beehives as well as a selection of vintage gardening tools.
Throughout October to get you inspired for Halloween the colourful pumpkin and squash display will showcase the variety we’ve grown in the Garden this year. There are yellow, green, red and orange pumpkins, round ones, sausage-shaped and pear-shaped ones; ones with warts and one called Sugar Pie. We have those to fit in the palm of your hand and one that’s around 60cm in diameter!
So come and see what the Garden has to offer in September and October.
Normal admission charges apply.
Saturday 21st October
Do you know that apples float because they are 25% air? Or that in Ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage and catching it was a response of ‘yes’? If you want to learn more fascinating facts about apples then come to the Garden for Apple Day.
You’ll be able to:
… taste some of the unusual apple varieties grown in the Garden
… sample and buy Helmsley Walled garden’s own apple juices
… find out about training and pruning apple trees
…see our apples being turned into juice
… follow a family friendly apple trail and try bobbing for apples
We have over one hundred apple trees here, including a collection of Yorkshire varieties. So come and celebrate all things apple with us on National Apple Day. Normal admission charges apply.