St German's Primary School visit Port Eliot House and Gardens for Apple Day

Lady Eliot is delighted to announce that St German’s Primary School will be visiting the gardens of Port Eliot House on Wednesday 9th October for an Apple Themed curriculum enrichment day. This visit continues long established links between the Port Eliot Estate and the Primary School.

The children will be able to collect apples from the orchard, see their apples prepared and then pressed to make delicious apple juice! They will have the opportunity to take part in a host of other ‘apple’ activities including tasting different varieties and printing with windfalls.

The apple presses will also be in action for the Port Eliot House and Garden’s Apple Pressing Day on Oct 20th when the public are invited to bring their own apples for pressing and will have their harvest returned in bottles.

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About Port Eliot House and Gardens

The House at Port Eliot has been lived in for over 1000 years and believed to be the oldest continually inhabited d+welling in the UK. The earliest written reference to Port Eliot is from the 5th century AD, Augustinian monks were there from the year 937, while the earliest remaining evidence of a dwelling on the site is a 1500-year-old glazed tiled floor, dating from the late Iron Age. In the 18th century, Sir John Soane remodeled the Grade I-listed priory and house and landscape gardener Humphrey Repton created the gardens and park. Port Eliot is full of the accumulated treasures of its long history, from works by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Van Dyck to a mural by South West England’s most celebrated 20th century artist, Robert Lenkiewicz.

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