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.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Closed for 2017

We are now closed for this season as the cherries have all been picked. Thank you to all our visitors, particularly for your patience with the changing weather, and we wish you a safe holiday period.

Don't forget to subscribe on our home page for news and updates on next season.

Warm regards
Ron and Cheryl

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Reduced hours due to extreme heat

Please note that we have adjusted our opening hours today and tomorrow due to extreme heat. Today we will close early afternoon and tomorrow will operate with reduced hours, open 7am to 12 noon. We anticipate returning to normal hours on Tuesday and we suggest calling first to confirm availability 08 8389 8574.

Happy picking and be sun safe!

Ron and Cheryl


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Opening tomorrow (Monday 10th December)

We've had some wonderful weather at long last and the cherries have caught up to their normal cycle. We are now open daily from tomorrow, Monday 11 December, and will remain open until the cherries run out.

Thank you for your patience and don't forget to check out our 'How it works' and 'Finding us' pages for useful information to prepare you for an enjoyable experience.

See you shortly!

Ron and Cheryl

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Delayed opening (edited)

* Please note our subsequent post which updates our opening to Monday, 11 December 2017.

In the interest of selling you top quality fruit, we have decided to postpone opening to 8am *Saturday, 16th December. Rain and stormy conditions have delayed most varieties, but we continue to sample the cherries regularly to ensure you will get the same high quality produce you've come to know us for.

On the note of 'sampling cherries' - unfortunately we have seen an increasing number of pickers who take advantage of our 'no entry fee' policy, visiting with a clear intention to taste but not purchase. We welcome connoisseurs to taste a few varieties before committing to picking and purchasing a larger quantity, however we are not an all-you-can-eat orchard. We ask that pickers respect our hard work by paying for what you pick and sampling our produce within reason. If you are not sure what we class as reasonable, please ask us one of our friendly attendants before you start picking.

Thank you to the vast majority of customers who do the right thing!

Regards
Cheryl and Ron

Monday, 4 December 2017

Soggy start

Rain continues to hamper any picking this week and we strongly encourage you to call us for updates (08 8389 8574). The forecast predicts the rain to continue for the remainder of this week, but hopefully we'll get a break on the weekend.

The Chelan variety will be ripe in the next few days and the Stella variety in 10-13 days. Check out our Varieties page for information about all our cherries on offer.

Thank you again for your patience with the weather and our online updates this week.

Regards
Cheryl and Ron

Monday, 27 November 2017

Opening Saturday

Update 28/11 - Heavy rain and storms are now forecast. Please ring first to confirm access and availability.

Good news! The first varieties are ripe and waiting for you to give them a new home. We will be open every day from 8am this Saturday, 2nd December until further notice.

Please note there may be a few days where we will be closed (after these early varieties have been picked and before the next varieties are ready). As usual, call us on 08 8389 8574 or check here online before you visit to make sure we can supply you.

Happy picking!

Regards
Ron and Cheryl

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Introducing EFTPOS

Just a quick update to advise you all that the cherries are developing nicely and we're on track to open in early December.  Keep an eye out here in the coming weeks for precise opening times, prices and reminders on how to get here.

We're pleased to be introducing EFTPOS this season! Cash is also still accepted.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Regards
Ron and Cheryl

Sunday, 15 October 2017

2017 is shaping up nicely

Hello and welcome to the start of the 2017 cherry picking season!

The blossom and bees have been busy again, with lovely warm spring days creating perfect conditions here in Lenswood. All going well, we should be in for a fantastic crop!

For those new to cherry picking, please have a look around our website for information that will make your experience more enjoyable. We usually open mid-late November and communicate our opening times here on our website.

Don't forget to subscribe to this blog for updates delivered straight to your inbox. We look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks.

Regards
Cheryl and Ron

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Today tonight article featuring Cheron Cherries

For those of you who missed last night's Today Tonight article featuring an interview with us about our orchard and the season this year, visit https://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/cherries.

Regards,
Ron and Cheryl