Surrey's best pick-your-own farms

Strawberries

Surrey has a whole range of pick-your-own sites - Credit: Suzy Hazelwood @Pexels

Whether you are looking to boost your fresh fruit and veg intake, find inspiration for your own garden or simply a fun day out with the kids, then Surrey is spoilt for choice when it comes to 'pick-your-own' produce

*Please remember individual COVID-19 rules are being implemented by each venue. Please check the websites before visiting.*

Crockford Bridge Farm 

Based in Addlestone this family-owned farm has an extensive pick-your-own offer that begins with rhubarb and takes in a number of soft summer fruits before ending with Halloween pumpkins and Christmas trees. There are lots of lovely things to check out while you are there, including the Avant Garden pop-up rum bar serving ‘bottomless’ cocktails and the ice cream parlour which sells ice cream from Danieli’s that in turn had used fruit supplied by Crockford Bridge Farm to make some of the flavours.  

Good to know: booking is advised during busy times and pre-paid vouchers are issued ahead of the visit which are then redeemed following your harvest. 

Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge KT15 2BU 

Contact: crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk; 01932 846611 

Flower Farm, Godstone

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Despite remaining something of a hidden gem, Flower Farm has offered pick-your-own crops since 1975. It’s not just fruit and veg here, as you’ll also find Godstone Vineyard and Oxted Brewery enjoying the local surrounds, as well as a butchers, farm shop and tea room. Smaller than our other options here, they still have a great selection - cherries and plums - to be picked this year.

Good to know: there is lots of free parking and the fields are open to pickers seven days a week.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm

Where: Oxted Road A25, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8BP

Web: flowerfarmshop.co.uk


Hands holding purple and green plums

Plum season is upon us - Credit: Anouk Doe @Pexels

Garsons 

This popular garden centre and farm shop also boasts a beautiful pick-your-own spot. Strawberries are the order of the day at the moment, and there is nothing better than tucking into a bowl of succulent berries that you have hand selected. Once you have had your fill, there is plenty more to occupy you at the venue in Esher, such as a trip to the award-winning restaurant or look around one of the many plant and leisure-based outlets. 

Good to know: anyone hoping to head to the strawberry patch first needs to book a ‘farm pass’ - the cost of which is then deducted from the total bill of crops picked at the exit till providing the produce is equal or of a higher value than the Farm Pass booking price. 

Address: Winterdown Road, Esher KT10 8LS 

Contact: garsons.co.uk; 01372 460 181 


Pumpkins with jack o'lantern designs

Pumpkins will be ready in mid-October just in time for the Halloween celebrations to begin - Credit: Toni Cuenca @ Pexels

Durleighmarsh Farm Shop 

Promising one of the best selections of pick-your-own produce around, Durleighmarsh Farm can be found on the very edge of our county in Petersfield (it still has a GU post code). Its mouth-watering menu includes sunberries, blueberries and runner beans, as well as herbs, carrots and courgettes. Prices for crops are clearly priced at the outset and, as ever, you pay for what you have picked. Alongside its PYO business, the Farm Shop is well worth checking out, stocking a good range of very freshly harvested fruit and veg. 

Good to know: dogs are not allowed in any of the fields nor in the farm shop. 

Address: Durleighmarsh Farm, Durleighmarsh, Petersfield GU31 5AX 

Contact: durleighmarshfarmshop.co.uk; 01730 821626 

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