Spring Valley Orchard

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EstellaGardens
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
Family
We visited the Spring Valley Orchard, Perth, in Feb 2012 and find it's owners friendly, especially Diana. It was a pity that they do not have much fruits to show us as they were having a bad season. But to make up for it, Diana showed us part of the fruit processing system (cleaning, sorting) and brought us around and broadened our knowledge on fruit picking, etc..We paid a small entry fee but in return, she gave us nice and fresh fruits and vegetables.

A very pleasant experience, thanks to Diana.. May God bless your crops the next season.
Written May 6, 2012
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Jingmeimei
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We went without much expectations and had actually planned to stay for only an hour. Diana and her niece are lovely hosts who welcomed us warmly. They brought us around the farm to feed the horses, visit the organic vegetable farm and the highlight of Apple picking! The weather was lovely in May. The apples we picked were the biggest and juicest that we have eaten. The kids had so much fun and the adults were simply delighted to be able to pick the apples and eat them right away. We ended up spending nearly 2 hours there! Diana also recommended us her fav restuarant at donnybrook. We managed to find it and the food is delicious!
Written May 18, 2014
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jisei
Singapore2 contributions
Family
Drove to Spring Valley Orchard from Perth City Center, took 2 and a half hours trapped in a car with whining/crying kids but it was worth the effort. On the day of our visit Diana had quite a few groups of visitors, apparently the majority of whom were Singaporeans/Malaysians, much to our surprise. The short introductory tour was educational not only for the kids but also for us adults who are more likely than not to take produce such as apples for granted, it was humbling to see the human process involved and the care taken behind the ready stacks of apples and fruits in the supermarket.

Of course the highlight of the visit was to pick the apples ourselves, and taking in the sight of bright red apples blooming on trees up close. Although the apples themselves could have had a few more weeks to ripen, we were all happy with what we picked for ourselves and we displayed the apples on our hotel counter top for days like trophies.

One thing to note is that the entrance to the orchard is not easy to spot from the road, but Diana would probably provide instructions via email which makes it easier. Basically, when approaching from Donnybrook, just watch out for a big white shed on the right and the entrance gate would be just before that plot, with some coloured flag streamers (at the time of our visit).
Written May 4, 2016
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G_Cliffy
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
Family
We visited Spring Valley Orchard on 2 Jun 2015 and had a nice experience picking apples and especially my kiddos can finally see what a real Apple tree looks like! The owners also gave us a short tour of their Orchard, while also sharing with much information on apples as well as their selection / sorting process to get ready the Apples for sale in the local markets. Very informative tour and only for a small fee of A$10 per adult - and for that, you get to pick and keep 1 KG of apples (about 6 to 8 apples depending on size?)! Kids are free and it was certainly very exciting for them to pick the apples on their own!

Just a thing to note - the Orchard is not easy to locate, especially when the GPS unit given to me by Avis couldn't pick it up on the maps. If you refer to Google Maps (last seen about 2 weeks ago), the Orchard was wrongly indicated to be in Donnybrook town. It is not in town. You need to drive for about 10 minutes after passing through Donnybrook to get there. Best to email and contact the owners before visit, and take their instructions carefully and you should find the place in no time! :)
Written June 20, 2015
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Melissa L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia47 contributions
Friends
We were given a warm welcome by the friendly host, Diana and her loyal farm dog, Lucky the moment we arrived. With a small amount of AUD10.00/pax, each families will be given an empty bucket to fill up with our own self picked apples. And of coz each of us got the first kg of self picked apples for FREE.
Well, while the self picking apples may sound interesting, the tour doesn't just start and end there. So let's just rewind back a little. After receiving the empty buckets, we will first learn how the apples are being picked, stored, cleaned and segregated.
Now the fun part of the tour comes... Picking apples! Oh ya, did I forget to mention that Spring Valley is an organic orchard? It means we can pick and need not resist the temptation of munching the apples at the same time!
To end the tour, Diana has even given us some of her fresh organic vegetables and even taught us how to cook the vegetables with apples!

I would definitely suggest that everyone that stops by in Donnybrook should pay a visit to Spring Valley Orchard. It's an experience not to be missed!

Just like what Diana always says during our tour "来来来!" (Come come come!)
Written June 18, 2014
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chipow
Western Australia, Australia36 contributions
We had a wonderful time picking apples as well as buying other fruit at Spring Valley Orchard. Diana and her daughter Abby were lovely and even baked an apple cake for my son whose birthday fell on our visit. Such a thoughtful gesture! Highly recommended for anyone who has never picked apples before. Make sure you also get the apple crisps (if available). They were the best apple crisps we had ever had. Forget about those commercial made ones....Spring Valley Orchard has the real deal and it was full of apple flavour. Yum!
Written May 6, 2016
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CurlyMommy
Singapore, Singapore66 contributions
Family
As mentioned by previous posters, great place for picking apples (walk to the far end of the farm for less 'tortured' apple trees and a great view of the surroundings).

According to Diana, many people got lost. So here is a picture of the 'sign' at the driveway to her farm. Please note that this picture is taken on our way out of the farm, so if you are driving from Donnybrook to the farm, this will be on the right side of the road.

Note: when we were there, there were a group who came in without informing her. While she allowed them to join the group, she was slightly sarcastic in a good nature kind of way, so beware.
Written July 12, 2015
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jigu55
Mandurah, Australia3 contributions
Family
Good Farming Experience. Enjoyed picking apples. Worth to visit place. Host give us some chillies from her vegi garden and also some useful advised to prepare our vegi garden.

Thanks.
Written April 8, 2015
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Juncong
Singapore16 contributions
Family
We visited in May 2014 and had a great time learning about apple picking and the apple industry. Diana, our host, brought us around the farm. Several highlights include the old-fashioned apple sorter, apple chips, vegetables and of course apple picking. Sampled pink ladys and granny smiths, both were delicious. made me wish I was a farmer! Hope to return one day
Written July 22, 2014
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sha v
perth1 contribution
Family
Had been to the Apple farm and did love the drive from the city and the farm experience was really good. Mrs Diana she is the owner of the farm and as well the tour guide does explain very well and showing the processing of apples from picking to packing was a nice experience as well. We been on 3rd June its the right season when the apples are fully grown and ready to be picked. So had lot of apples all over the farm. Would definitely recommend at any time.

The tour is for 10 Dollors but we get one kilo of apple for free with it which is very worthy.
Written June 4, 2013
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