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Visitors flock to Kingston Maurward's annual Autumn Apple and Garden Day
12:30pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
VISITORS got something to sink their teeth into at an annual apple-themed event this autumn.
Dozens of people enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities at Kingston Maurward College’s annual Autumn Apple and Garden Day on Saturday.
There were practical demonstrations, stalls and stands, competitions and tractor trailer rides.
Caroline Jackson, of Elwell Fruit Farm, in Netherbury, had a stall at the event and said everyone had a great time.
She said: “We’ve been coming for a number of years, it’s a really nice event.
“It was a lovely day, superb weather and nice customers, it was a really pleasant day.
“A lot of people commented that they are struggling with apples in their gardens this year, which is due to the weather conditions we’ve had.
“But there were still quite a lot of people there and a lot of things on offer for them to do.”
Experts from the Royal Horticultural Society were on hand to identify unknown apples and to provide advice.
There was also a large colourful apple display with harvest fruits and vegetables.
Entertainment included talks from plant experts, floral displays, trade stands, children’s competitions, practical demonstrations and tractor and trailer rides.
The popular cake baking competition returned for its second year and visitors were encouraged to bring homemade cakes to be judged by experts.
The gardens and animal park were also open for visitors, where stunning autumn colours gave a backdrop for the family day out.