Do you have an apple tree in your garden?

If so, you may have more apples than you will be able to eat, cook or gift this year as weather conditions have been favourable to this British classic crop and bumper yields are expected, though slightly later than usual.

Rather than letting any of these precious fruits go to waste, Kensington and Chelsea-ites are being asked to donate any surplus apples to the Ecology Centre where they will be put to good use at the centre’s Apple Pressing Day on Saturday 22 October.  Any variety of apple will be accepted – including windfalls or freshly harvested apples – as lots are needed.  One litre of juice requires 2kg of apples to be pressed.

This is the second year the Ecology Centre has run an Apple Pressing Day which provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the importance and diversity of this fruit. The event which, will run from 11am to 4pm, will also include apple tasting sessions and games and craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.

If you have apples to donate please contact the Ecology Centre at

The Ecology Centre, based in Holland Park, provides a base for environmental education in Green Flag award-winning Holland Park – it gives both adults and children a firsthand experience of the natural world that exists locally.