Aaaaah Autumn you perfect, cosy, not too hot, not too cold time of the year! Without a doubt my favourite season. After the first proper summer we’ve had in London for about 12 years, I’m now ready for the cooler weather, the chunky knit sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and apple orchard visits.
For the last few years I’ve made a point of visiting Garsons Farm in Surrey to pick out Halloween pumpkins at their pumpkin patch, but this year I had my heart set on visiting their apple orchard. I was dreaming of all the delicious apple desserts I could make, and I wanted to give apple cider a go, an American thing that doesn’t feature in the UK, but having seen it splashed over Instagram during the Autumn season, it looked like something I needed to collect apples for!
So I made plans with my friend Bryony, and we set off on a sunny Saturday for Surrey. It took us forever, because train terminations interrupted what should have been a simple route to Garsons. We eventually arrived, whizzed around the garden centre because the Christmas decorations were already up, and being the Christmas fanatic I am, I had to have a peek.
We ventured out to the farm, and located the apple orchard. There’s loads of different types of apples to choose from, but we head straight for the ones that looked best in photos ;o) Bryony is a photographer extraordinaire and we had a fun and funny time (some of the outtake photos are hilarious) snapping some Autumnal shots around the orchard.
Garsons is super easy to reach from London, via car or train (unless of course there’s a train termination), and it’s always so nice to get out of the big smoke for the day, into the fresh air and a slightly slower pace of life. One day is enough though, I’m a city kinda gal ;o)
I hope you’re all enjoying Autumn, if that’s your current season, and embracing all the cosiness that it brings.
PS If you want Bryony to take lovely photos of you, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org