Despite the grim forecast, the sun shone throughout the afternoon at the annual celebration of the harvest from Tewin Orchard. Different varieties of apples from the Trust’s Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve were on sale along with fresh apple juice and delicious homemade cakes.
The children’s activity area offered nature crafts and storytelling for children. Guided tours through the orchard gave an insight into the traditionally managed nature reserve and the wildlife that can be found there. Other charities such as the Herts and Middlesex Bat Group and the Herts and Middlesex Badger Group showcased their work and local field artist Martin Gibbons was on hand to teach wildlife illustration and sold his drawings.