William, 10, and his sister, Heidi Silvester, 8, picking apples. Below: apples on the stalls at Sunday’s Apple Day. Pictures: Ian Burt

There were apples galore to be picked and purchased at Stow Bardolph.

Despite the challenging times, Stow Hall Gardens welcomed visitors who were able to sample some of the many varieties of apples grown on the estate.

The traditional Apple Day event, held on Sunday, saw around 75 varieties picked, including russets, eating apples, cooking apples, sweet ones, tangy ones and everything in between. 

Visitors were also able to buy quinces, pumpkins and walnuts.

The gardens have been open to visitors observing the rule of six, with other pick-your-own fruit, figs, tomatoes and flowers also for sale. They will remain open on Wednesdays until next Wednesday.