For five years now we have been making an annual pilgrimage to Northiam on the Kent/East Sussex border to visit our rented cherry tree. If you are not familiar with this scheme you can find out more on the farm’s website. Basically you pay a sum each year to hire a tree, and then you can harvest as many cherries from that tree each year. In addition to this they hold a lovely blossom picnic event each spring so you can enjoy a cherry orchard in full bloom, and a hog roast with local apple juices and cider. There is a lot more on offer now, such as a small farmer’s market and a small quiz to keep the children entertained. It really is a superb day out, just to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.