A Birmingham garden is holding a special event to mark this year’s bumper apple harvest.

A team from fruit picking project Urban Harvest is inviting people to attend an Apple Day at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston on Saturday.

Urban Harvest has picked more than two tonnes of surplus fruit across the city from back gardens which would otherwise have gone to waste, but has now been made into juice, jams and pickles.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live apple pressing or even bring along their own apples to be turned into juice using a homemade apple press.

A local apple expert will identify apple varieties at a special identification station and run a tour of the orchard. There will be plenty of themed games including bobbing, the longest apple peel competition and mini-scarecrow making.

Urban Harvest director Eleanor Hoad, said “This year’s fruit harvest has surpassed all our expectations, the city is just so full of fantastic fruit.”

Apple Day takes place from 11am to 3pm, at the gardens on Priory Road.