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Where to pick your own in Somerset & Dorset

We may be wilting in the heat but the fruit, veg and flowers on Somerset & Dorset's PYO farms are loving it! Here's where to pick sumptuous strawberries, verdant veg and blooming bouquets.

Sopley Farmshop & Bakery, Sopley and Cat & Fiddle Farm & Cafe, Hinton, both near Christchurch

Cat & Fiddle

Pick a berry, any berry – they’ve grow every kind here: strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, loganberries, gooseberries as well as blackcurrants, redcurrants and plums at this pair of fruit farms owned by the same people. PYO artichokes and broad beans, plus sunflowers, gladioli and other flowers. Too hot to pick yourself? They do Ready Picked in the Farm Shop. Fresh bread, cakes and cream teas in Sopley’s new bakery; cafe at Cat & Fiddle. Open every day from 9am–6pm.

North Perrott Fruit Farm, North Perrott, near Crewkerne

North Perrott Fruit Farm

No strawberries here, this is an apple farm, with different varieties of apples (and pears) – for eating, cooking, juicing and cider making – ripening throughout the summer and into the autumn. Compare the taste of an apple picked straight from the tree with one from a supermarket – no contest. Farm shop, plants and cafe too. Open Mon to Sat, 9am–5.30pm.

Farrington’s Farm, Farrington Gurney, near Bristol


They’ve planted 4 acres of sunflowers at the Somerset farm with giant play barn and farm park for the kids, and a Kids Fest on Sat 6 & Sun 7, Sat 13 & Sun 14 Aug – someone’s gotta pick ’em when they’re ready in August.

Trehane Blueberry PYO, Hampreston, near Wimborne

Trehane Blueberry Farm

The clue’s in the name, it’s all about the blueberries here – eight different varieties of the health enhancing fruit in fact – and they’re ripe and ready right now at the UK’s oldest blueberry plantation. Book a slot online or just rock up. Open from now until Fri 26 Aug, Tues to Sun, 10am–4pm.

Lenctenbury Farm, Corfe Castle

Lenctenbury Farm,

Rock up – no need to book – to PYO strawberries, gooseberries , raspberries, black currants, redcurrants and blueberries. Check beforehand to see what’s ready. Could be PYO from home next year if you buy one of their potted fruit bushes. Open daily, 10am–5pm.

Ford Abbey PYO Fruit Farm, near Chard

Forde Abbey Fruit Farm

Bring your own container to the beautiful historic house’s 5-acre fruit farm (about a mile away from Forde Abbey itself) and fill it with strawberries, raspberries, black currants, red currants and gooseberries, all grown at table height for easy pickings. Open every day, 9.30am–6pm.

Exmoor Blueberries, Exford, Exmoor

Exmoor Blueberries

Blueberries grown the heart of the extraordinary Exmoor landscape (I mean, just look at it). The crop is still ripening – watch this space to find out when the crop’s ripe and ready.

Abbey Farm Flowers, Abbotsbury

Abbey Farm Flowers

Pick your own bouquet of sustainably grown blooms in the grounds of a medieval abbey at this flower farm, including beauties like this. Baboo Gelato, drinks and water are on hand to keep you from wilting. Open Fri, Sat & Tues 10am–4pm.

Thurloxton Farm, Thurloxton, near Taunton

Thurloxton Farm

Ripe and ready to pick at this 25-acre family farm: raspberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, strawberries, loganberries, redcurrants, black currants and broad beans. Bring your own container. Local ice creams and drinks from their hut or bring your own picnic. Open daily 10am–6pm.

3 comments on “Where to pick your own in Somerset & Dorset”

  • Gayle August 2, 2022

    Trehane Blueberries are THE best! Serve great coffee too.

  • Gill Johnso July 24, 2022

    Very good and helpful. Could you do the same for Wiltshire please.

  • margaret beer July 24, 2022

    Excellent Had forgotton some of these but will try to get out there later in the weeek



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