Orchards

There is an ancient orchard and a new orchard on campus, both of which produce absolutely delicious apples.

The ancient orchard was established almost 100 years ago and is tucked away amongst all the other trees on campus. You can find an entrance by the orchard’s information sign on Lime Tree Walk between Froebel and Digby colleges if you want to visit.

The new orchard was planted about three years ago and can be found outside Froebel’s Garden Court residence on the site of Grove House’s historic kitchen garden.

Autumn 2013 was a bumper year for apples. Growhampton collected 250 kg of apples from these orchards and pressed 90 litres of amazing juice. Once pressed in a traditional apple press all we needed to do was add a little vitamin c and the juice lasted for up to a week in the fridge.