We are a small, independent fruit and nut farm primarily supplying the wholesale market and the general public through our popular ‘Rent a Tree’ scheme. 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 view the farm page.

Collaboration with local photographer

For a fourth year, 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 to do photo shoots and has really enjoyed working in the beautiful surroundings of our orchards. She offers a lovely 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: https://www.georginaedwardsphotography.co.uk

Mark Lindsay-Bayley (Bentinck Farm owner and manager)

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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.

Our Trees

Apple Tree (2024)
Apple Tree (2024)
Varieties grown include: 1) Eating (dessert) apples: Gala, Egremont Russet, Cox, Jonagold 2) Cooking apples: Bramley, Crab apple Scroll down for more information about our apple orchards. Please select a variety below to view their description
£30.00£42.00 Select a variety This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page
Cherry Tree (2024)
Cherry Tree (2024)
PLEASE NOTE THE 2024 CHERRY SEASON IS UNDERWAY AND THEREFORE WE ARE NOT RENTING ANY NEW TREES. Check back in the autumn to book for 2025! The cherry orchards are split into two, comprising some very old 60 foot trees which provide a wonderful spectacle when in blossom, and our 4 acre commercial crop of 7 foot trees.  The commercial crop has 5 varieties, described in more detail in the drop down, which crop over a period of approximately a month around July time. Sadly the old trees are not available for rent. Please select a variety below to view their description
£48.00£60.00 Select a variety This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page
Cobnut Tree (2024)
Cobnut Tree (2024)
When picked green and eaten immediately, these nuts have a creamy texture with a lovely light hazelnut flavour. If they are left to go brown and then lightly toasted, they develop an amazing taste described as somewhere between a chestnut and a hazelnut. Please select a variety below to view their description.
£42.00 Select a variety This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page

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