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.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sold out

We are sad to report that all our fruit has been picked and we are now closed for this season.  Please accept our sincere apologies if you had intended to pick this weekend.

Our thanks go out to all our wonderful customers and helpers, we hope to see you all again next season (don't forget to subscribe for email updates).

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season!

Kind regards
Ron and Cheryl

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Fine weather to come and more cherries to pick

We had a huge number of people visit over the weekend and we are also seeing a steady number of people enjoying our orchard on weekdays.  There are still cherries available for picking - quite a few stella and van, with lapins and simone varieties ripening fast.

Keep abreast of the picking situation this weekend by checking here regularly (have you subscribed yet for email updates?) or by calling us on 08 8389 8574. The weather forecast looks promising! 

Thank you to all of those who came and picked cherries with us last weekend.

Ron and Cheryl

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Confirmation: open again this Thursday

We can confirm that the orchard will open again at 8am this Thursday 4th December and Cherries are priced at $6 per kilo.

See you soon,
Ron and Cheryl

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Stella ripe late this week

This is just a quick update to confirm that the Stella is on track and will be ripe late this week. We anticipate opening on Thursday or Friday, but please check back here or ring to confirm before making the trip.

See you soon.

Ron and Cheryl

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sold out for now - next variety due 6 December

Please note that we had an extraordinarily large number of people come to pick on Sunday and consequently all of our ripe cherries have now been sold.

We are expecting the next variety (Stella) to be ripe in 10-14 days (around 6 December).  Before making the trip to visit, please check back here or call us on (08) 8389 8574 to confirm our next opening day.

To all those hoping to pick cherries over the next week or two, we apologise for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon.

Ron and Cheryl

Friday, 21 November 2014

Open tomorrow onward

Great news - we will be opening tomorrow at 8am!

We will remain open daily 8am to 4pm until supplies run low.  When planning your trip don't forget to call or check back here first, as sometimes our opening times vary depending on the weather and availability. 

A few gentle reminders:
- Bring hats, sunblock, closed-in shoes and drinking water.
- A small variety of drinks are available for purchase.
- To transport your cherries, BYO esky/box or purchase cartons for $2 each. Plastic bags supplied free.
- Please only park in designated areas and be sure to follow the signs.
- Light of Lobethal Festival 2014 runs from 14-30 December, click here for more information.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Ron and Cheryl

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Opening in another 7-10 days

With the recent warm weather, the Merchants and Chelan are coming along very nicely and we hope to open in another 7-10 days. We will be in the orchard daily checking the cherries for ripeness, so stay tuned for precise opening information.

If you haven't already, make sure you check out useful information on our other pages:

About us
How it works
Finding us
Storage recipes & health
Photos & testimonials

Ron and Cheryl

Friday, 7 November 2014

'Merchant' variety only a few weeks away

The blossom has finished and we are beginning to see what the cherry crop will be like. It looks as if it will be an average year, with some varieties better than others.  Stella (the big black ones) look to have a reasonable amount on them.  We are planning to open in the last week or two of November when our first variety 'Merchant' will be ready for picking.

Stay tuned for further details!

Ron and Cheryl

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The 2014 season has arrived

Welcome back to another cherry season in picturesque Lenswood.

We are now at the end of blossom and the majority of varieties appear to be stronger than last year. The bees have been out and working hard, so hopefully the trees have recovered and will give a good crop.  It will be another few weeks before we can gauge the crop more accurately, but we hope to see you all happily picking some of the early varieties in about 6 weeks.  Keep checking back here for updates!

Don't forget to browse our website to prepare for your visit, including how to locate our orchard, what varieties we have to offer, and links to other great websites offering useful information about cherries and the Adelaide Hills region.

Kind regards
Ron and Cheryl