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Apple Harvests

Kent and Sussex are renowned for their orchards and this year we are having a bumper harvest and our own gardens are no exception. This picture was taken in my garden this morning, and these are only the fallen apples – as you can see there are plenty more to come! There are many places specialising in apple festivals to visit over the next few weeks with Apple Day on 21st October.
Kent has for years been known for its wonderful orchards and is not for nothing called The Garden of England! It is a wonderful time to visit the county with many apple fairs of all sizes right across the country, why not check out what is happening on the Apple Day website
http://www.england-in-particular.info/cg/appleday/a-events.html#media
but our favourites include the renowned Apple Festival on 23/24 October at Brogdale, home of the national fruit collection where you can try out many rare apples or even bring your own along to be identified by the experts http://www.brogdalecollections.co.uk/fruit-festivals.html or why not visit Yalding Gardens near Maidstone where you can take part in the longest peel competition or even try your luck at printing with apples www.yaldinggardens.org. We even have a cottage named after our national fruit, hidden in the depths of the beautiful Kent countryside where you can stay and enjoy the best of this beautiful county
http://www.mulberrycottages.com/cottage/holiday-cottages-in-kent/13731-apple-tree-cottage/
Sussex too has a wonderful array of activities to celebrate the Apple harvest with Middle Farm at Lewes the centre for cider making where the national collection of cider and perry is held, make your way to join their festival on October 16/17
http://www.middlefarm.com/02_whatson.htm
All in all this is one of the very best times of year to come and enjoy what the English countryside has to offer and we at Mulberry Cottages are ready to welcome you in one of our lovely holiday cottages!

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