Update July 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming this year’s renters to the orchards. However we have unfortunately been having issues with email updates not arriving to our customers, so if you have rented a cherry tree and have not yet heard from us then please get in touch with us at bentinckfarmkent@gmail.com as soon as possible as the cherry harvest is now in progress.

We are a small, independent fruit and nut farm primarily supplying the wholesale market although private sales are welcomed too. We follow ‘best practice’ Assured Farm Produce methods working with Hutchinsons Ltd, although we do not carry the certificates. We are also a member of the Kentish Cobnuts Association

The main products we grow are cobnuts, cherries and apples. To see further details of each of these please click here.

Cherry picking is in full swing

Have you rented one of our cherry trees this year and found yourself wondering what to do with all of your produce? Due to the weather we have a lot of ‘split’ cherries this year which are still delicious but don’t keep as long, and so are perfect for preserving in jams, cakes or brandy, to name a few of our favourites! Check out this collection of recipes from Great British Chefs for more exciting ways to use your cherries.

Collaboration with local photographer

For the 2021 season, we’re very excited to be linking up with award-winning local photographer Georgina Edwards who has visited the farm on a number of occasions this summer to do photo shoots and has really enjoyed working in the beautiful surroundings of our orchards. To that end, she is launching the Orchard Sessions, an opportunity to have individual or family portraits taken when you visit the farm either at blossom time or harvest time. This would make a wonderful keepsake or addition to a rental tree gift for that extra special person.

Don’t take our word for it! Follow this link to see Georgina’s amazing work and register for priority booking: https://www.georginaedwardsphotography.co.uk/The-Orchard-Sessions

Mark Lindsay-Bayley (Bentinck Farm owner and manager)

Rent a fruit tree – the perfect gift

Bentinck Farm is now offering lovers of really fresh fruit and nuts the chance to rent their own tree for a year.  You can choose from apple, cherry and cobnut trees or select a combination. There are several varieties of each!

These trees will be managed alongside our own to ensure they get the same high standard of care and cultivation.  All you need to do is come and pick your own fruit in the pleasant surroundings of this scenic farm in West Kent. We are based just 5 miles from Tunbridge Wells and within easy reach of multiple wonderful attractions in Kent and Sussex. 

All fruit can be picked from the ground (no need for ladders!). Fruit handling and picking guidance will be available on request. You will be able to harvest your crop during a designated harvest period which is determined nearer the time as we see how the crop is progressing.

All you have to do is click on one of the pictures below and this will take you to our range of varieties, descriptions, tree numbers and cart options.  Once subscribed you will receive regular email updates and newsletters to keep you informed as to how the season is progressing.  Renting a tree is a fun and rewarding way of experiencing the best of British fruit, fresh from the tree.

For more details on Rent-a-Tree please see our How it Works page. For up to the minute information about what is happening on the farm please visit our Facebook page or Instagram feed.

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