Apple Weekend

  • Location : National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne
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Garden’s core mission – the largest exhibition of apple varieties in Wales 

Apple Weekend is here again at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with a two-day celebration of everyone’s favourite fruit on October 21st and 22nd.

The Botanic Garden is home to the Welsh Heritage Orchard and the Apple Weekend will see the only, and largest, display in Wales of native Welsh apple varieties and those from elsewhere in the UK.

So come and find out about Welsh apple varieties and which would be the best varieties to grow in your own garden at home.

The Apple Display and Identification service will be in the Marquee and don’t forget that if you have an unidentified fruit tree in your garden, bring the fruit in for identification*.

Apple bobbing, making an apple bird feeder, quizzes, trails and a stunning display of around 400 varieties are just some of the fruity treats in store for the Carmarthenshire attraction’s annual Apple Weekend. And, if you have apples, why not bring them along and have a go at making your own juice with the Botanic Garden apple press? (Bring your own bottles, too).

Also, it’s a great time of year to take our Autumn Colour Tree Trail so pick up a copy on your way in and have a walk around some of the Garden’s stunning arboreal treasures.

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.

Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children five to 16 years of age. Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.

For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149 or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk

This event is part of the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Growing the Future project.

* If you want your fruit identified, please bring along three typical examples of each variety of your apples with stalks and eye intact. Any additional information you can supply – e.g. if it’s a ‘cooker’, how does it cook? and how well does the variety keep? – would be appreciated.