Being Fruitful: Cherry Day at Mount Ephraim Gardens

There’s a celebration of Kentish cherries and family fun next weekend, as Mount Ephraim Gardens hosts its annual Cherry Day event on Sunday 30 June, with the best of Kentish cherries on a real family-run farm.

Visitors can enjoy walking tours of the award-winning cherry orchards, showing how cherries are grown commercially on a working farm and a chance to sample them fresh off the trees!

Cherries will also be available for tastings and for sale, and there’s also a Best of Kent Farmers’ Market with a fine selection of Kentish foods including breads, cheeses, meat, fudge, chutneys and much more.

Younger guests can be entertained by The Flower Fairies with storytelling in the Willow Circle, face-painting and the opportunity to try out the new Animal and Nature trails. The Hernhill Crafts Centre will be demonstrating wool-spinning and guests can have a go on a pottery wheel to try their hand at making pottery.

20130622-114206.jpgOr you can take a stroll and enjoy ten acres of Edwardian gardens including the Japanese rock garden, water garden, lake and the grass maze ideal for picnics and with a play area for children. The gardens also host the Woodrose Tea Rooms serving delicious cream teas and cherry-based recipes, whilst overlooking the stunning topiary and herbaceous border area and enjoying music from local musicians.

Cherry Day is open from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 30th June. Prices are £6 for adults and £2.50 for children.

For more information, visit Mount Ephraim’s website here or call 01227 751496.

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