Racehill and Home Farm Orchard: Sussex apples

Sussex apples workshop
Sunday 22 July, 11.00am-3.00pm

Peter May will be leading a workshop on the different varieties of apple tree which come from Sussex. Peter is a horticulturalist who has propagated several thousand Sussex apple trees at his nursery in Cooksbridge and planted orchards in the county. Starting in the beautiful Home Farm Orchard in Stanmer Park and finishing at the wonderful Racehill Orchard in Whitehawk, Peter will be taking you on a guided tour of both orchards and sharing some secrets on what makes Sussex Apple varieties so special.

This event is free and is suitable for families. Bring a picnic for lunch in the orchard afterwards.


Meet outside the Fruit Factory, Stanmer Village at 11 am. Directions to the Fruit Factory

After visiting Home Farm Orchard at Stanmer the workshop will continue at:

Racehill Community Orchard. Directions to Racehill Orchard

Anyone not driving will be able to car share between the two venues.

What to bring:

- Food and drink to sustain you for the day ( snacks, flasks, water etc) and a picnic if you want to stay in the orchard for lunch
- Sturdy footwear (no sandals)
- Lightweight clothing to cover arms and legs completely on sunny days: some plants on site can cause skin irritation in the sunshine

Dress appropriately for weather and please note there are no proper toilet facilities at the orchard, although there are lots of bushes!

Who :

Open to all including children (accompanied by an adult)

Please note that for all the activities all children under the age of 18 and people with support needs must be accompanied by a parent/carer who is responsible for their supervision, safety and any medication needed.