Ron and Cheryl Burke are the proud owners of a stunning cherry orchard in the picturesque Adelaide Hills (Lenswood). Their easy-access orchard boasts 12 varieties of cherries, ripening throughout November-January. Please check back here regularly for seasonal updates or subscribe via email on our homepage.

Ron and Cheryl would love to meet you in person and proudly guide you through their orchard.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Closed for the Season

Hello everyone.

We have sold out of cherries and are now closed until next season (end of November - early December 2021). 

We thank those who have supported our orchard this year, and we are sorry that so many missed out due to the shortened season. 

Ron and I hope that you have a happy and blessed Christmas and a great and wonderful New Year. We look forward to seeing you all next season.

Cheryl and Ron.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Almost Sold Out!

Hello everyone. After a very busy few days, we have almost sold out of cherries! They are few and far between. 

We are opening tomorrow (Sunday December 13th) between 8am and 12pm midday. Please be aware that you may need to walk/look around more than usual.

Thank you to everyone that has already visited us, we hope you that you enjoyed yourself and your cherries.

Thanks, 

Cheryl and Ron.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Potentially Closing this Weekend

Hello cherry lovers.

Our picking season is going well, and the cherries look and taste great. However, they are selling very quickly and with the lighter crop this year, we are unsure as to how long we will be open. As such, we encourage you to visit us earlier rather than later.

If you are wanting to come after Saturday, please give us a call on Saturday afternoon to confirm availability. 

Hoping to see you all soon,

Cheryl and Ron.



Sunday, 6 December 2020

Opening Tuesday

Good morning.

Despite the wind and rain the cherries are coming along well and will be ready to pick on Tuesday. 

Please remember the COVID-19 regulations, and do not come if you feel unwell. There will be no picnics, and you must leave the orchard as soon as youve finished picking. Please do not bring any fruit or vegetables onto the property.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Cheryl and Ron.





Friday, 27 November 2020

Opening Soon

 Hello everyone.

We are planning to open on December 8th, 8am to 4pm, and will remain open until we have sold out of cherries.

 

An update on bookings:

We have recieved the number of people that the government will allow us to have in the orchard and we have decided that we do not need to have specific times for people to be here, so there is no more need to book

However, if you could send us a text or email with your name and the day you are planning to come, that will help with contact tracing if needed. 

The ruling of no picnics is still in place. I am sorry if this inconveniences you but there are plenty of nice parks in the area.


Looking forward to seeing you all,

Cheryl and Ron.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Opening Soon

Good morning everyone.

Ron and I are up in the orchard everyday checking the cherries. They are coming along nicely and we are hoping to open on December 8th or 9th

Our early variety (merchants) did not do well with all of the rain that we had at blossom time and this has delayed our opening by around one and a half weeks. However, the other varieties are looking good and we are getting excited about opening.

Please dont forget to book, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheryl and Ron.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

End of Lockdown Update

 Hello Everyone.

The lockdown is over and we are hoping to be able to open without too many restrictions. The cherries are not ripe at this time and we are hoping that they will be ready to be picked in a couple of weeks. 

Please remember that bookings will need to be made this year, and there can be no picnics on the farm due to COVID. 

Thank you for your understanding, and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Cheryl and Ron.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

SA Lockdown Update

Good morning.

As you know, we are currently in a total lockdown. We are continuously being advised by the Department of Agriculture regarding our orchards and at this stage we do not know if we will be able to open. We will keep you updated.

If you have any enquiries, please call or email us. Thank you for your understanding.


Cheryl and Ron.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Changes due to COVID-19

 Hello to all of our cherry lovers. 

Despite the lighter crop due to the very wet weather, we are hoping to open early December. However, because of COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently.

  • Please ring or email for a booking so that we can keep track of numbers.
  • No picnics in the orchard or anywhere on the property.
  • If you have finished picking and are waiting for friends/family, please pay for your cherries and wait in your car.
  • The Department of Agriculture has asked that no fruit or vegetables be brought from the city into the hills.

Thank you for your understanding of the problems caused by COVID-19 and we look forward to seeing you again.

Cheryl and Ron. 

 

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Spring Update

Hello charry lovers. 

Despite the rain during blossom we are hoping that we will still have a reasonable crop of cherries for the season. COVID-19 will provide us with some other challenges causing some changes. We will keep you updated as more informtion comes to hand. Looking forward to our season,

Cheryl and Ron.