PICK YOUR OWN CLOSED.
We plan to open sometime in June 2021. The exact date is to be arranged. Please check this page or our Facebook page for further updates.
NEW FOR THE 2021 SEASON
IF WE HAVE TO CLOSE AT SHORT NOTICE DUE TO FRUIT AVAILABILITY OR WEATHER WE WILL POST AN UPDATE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BEFORE EACH VISIT. PLEASE BE AWARE WE MAY ALSO NEED TO CLOSE OUR FIELDS WITH NO PRIOR NOTICE IF THEY BECOME TOO BUSY. This is an unusual year for us with a new way of growing and COVID restrictions, your patience and understanding is appreciated.
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We anticipate demand for our fruit to be high with people taking staycations and making the most of outdoor activities. We have moved over to table top strawberries but still have some field strawberries available to pick too! We can’t wait to welcome you back but checking before you visit will help avoid disappointment.
(We are currently closed but we plan to open sometime in June 2021 – date to be confirmed)
Please note LAST ENTRY TO THE FIELD IS AT 4.30pm
- Thursday – 10am to 5pm
- Friday – 10am to 5pm
- Saturday – 10am to 5pm
- Sunday – 10am to 5pm
- Monday to Wednesday – CLOSED
NB. Open times are subject to availability and weather conditions. Please check our Facebook page before you visit.
What’s available to pick?
Field and table top strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and rhubarb.
New Table Top Strawberries
Over the last twelve months we have been working on exciting developments to our Pick Your Own fields. We have moved over to table top strawberries although we will still have some field strawberries available to pick too!
We have grown strawberries in the ground for many years and despite rotating our crops the yields are becoming poorer each year. Substrate growing (growing fruit in bags and pots above the ground) is the way the majority of fruit growers now operate. It will give us greater control over the fruit as we can feed and water the crops as needed using trickle irrigation. This reduces our reliance upon the weather which becoming increasingly unpredictable and will increase our yields (more strawberries for you to pick!). It also means we will have fewer pests to attack our crops.
Table top growing has been well received by customers on other Pick Your Own farms as you don’t have to bend down, it is child friendly and easier for people with mobility issues.
This new way of growing will also extend our Pick Your Own season into the summer holidays! We hope you enjoy visiting our fields this summer.
How does it work?
Please take your car down to the Pick Your Own car park (not the main Garden Centre car park). Collect a container at the Pick Your Own Hut and head into the fields. Follow the signs that will direct you to the areas of best picking. You then pick the produce yourself. When you have finished simply make your way to pay for the fruit you have picked. You pay by weight for the produce (please note this is the gross weight of the produce and contains the price of the container). Then take your produce home and give it a wash before enjoying it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a pram or wheelchair to the fruit fields?
The tracks to the fields can be quite muddy, but most sturdy prams and wheelchairs can access the edge of the fields in dry conditions.
How much can I pick?
You can pick as much or as little as you like but you are expected to pay for all produce picked.
What should I wear?
We advise that you wear sturdy shoes in dry conditions and wellington boots when it is wet and muddy. Some fields do have some weeds in them and so we suggest small children wear trousers to protect their legs.
Can I bring dogs?
We do not allow dogs on to the pick your own fields. However, dogs are allowed to be walked on the grass PYO car park field.
When should I visit?
Our busiest times are the weekends so if you can visit during the week it will be quieter. We advise you to check our ‘Availability List’ on our website before coming, this will show you what is available to pick.
Do you take cards?
Yes we can take card payments, however cash is sometimes quicker!
Do you have a cafe onsite?
We don’t have a cafe near the pick your own hut but you can visit our Strawberry Fields Restaurant in the main Garden Centre. Down the Pick Your Own fields we do sell cold drinks, ice creams and snacks.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes! Picnic tables are provided near the car park.
I am worried about over picking, what should I do?
Please ask a member of staff beforehand for a cost estimate of what your container will hold.
Do you have toilets?
We have portaloos near the Pick Your Own fields. At the garden centre (a short drive away) there are toilets including a disabled toilet and baby change facilities.
Do I need to wash the fruit before eating?
Yes we advise you to wash all produce before eating it.
In October we open our fields for Pick Your Own Pumpkins.
The history of the Bellis Berry’
Ever since Charles Bellis planted his first strawberry plant ‘Black Prince’ here in Holt in 1860 we have been well known for our strawberries. We first opened our fields for ‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberries in 1967 and since then more crops have been made available. Pick Your Own’ at Bellis’ is a popular way to enjoy the soft fruits of Summer while spending a few quiet hours in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
We have a wonderful range of jam making equipment from Kilner. From preserving pans to jam jar labels, we have everything you need to get you started on the road to making your own jam.
Try our fabulous Strawberry Recipes
When you have picked all the Bellis Strawberries you want, why not try one of our fabulous recipes that have been passed down within our family: