We recently hosted a tour of our orchards at Griffin's Farm for the Weald of Kent Protection Society. The group were accompanied by Goatham's staff Peter and Darren along with John Guest, aka The English Apple man and they were shown how modern commercial orchards are working hand in hand with local wildlife.
Darren Wallis commented: "There is a long tradition of fruit growing here in the Weald of Kent and the future of fruit growing depends on orchards being able to successfully compete on a global level. Our modern growing methods work hand in hand with the local environment, to ensure we continue to sustainably grow fruit here in the Weald. Griffin's Farm is a fantastic position for top fruit growing, with well drained, south facing slopes and we grow a range of apple and pear varieties here including Zari and Royal Gala."
The group's visit coincided with the Queen's 90th birthday, so they rounded off the visit with a slice of cake and a toast to Her Majesty.