Silverhill Farm is a family run farm and drinks producer located just outside the quiet village of Robertsbridge in East Sussex.
After working together on a farm in Tanzania, we moved to Silverhill to settle down and build up our own farm business. We now grow elder trees on 25 acres from which we harvest the finest elderflowers and elderberries. The elderflowers and elderberries are sold fresh at harvest time and we use them to make our own delicious Silverhill Farm drinks.
When looking at our elder tree orchard you will notice that we take a lot of pride in what we do and we ensure that our elderflowers and elderberries have the highest quality possible.
We established our orchard in 2019 from elder trees originating in Germany. They are of the varieties Haschberg, Haidegg 13 and Haidegg 17. These varieties grow elderflowers and elderberries renowned for their good flavours and high yields.
The whole farm is currently under organic conversion. We are passionate about nature and wildlife and have allocated parts of the farm specifically for creating a species rich grassland that encourages wildlife diversity and provides food for birds and invertebrates.
Nick & Maria
Our elderflowers are harvested between the end of May and beginning of June and we sell them in any quantity required to our customers.
All our elderflowers are of the highest quality and flavour, picked carefully, grown following organic standards and free of roadside pollution. We chill them right after picking and we recommend processing them within 48 hours of harvest.
Elderflowers are mainly known for their use in making delicious cordials or wines, but they are also used in teas, cosmetics and medicinal products.
Our elderberries are harvested from the end of August to the middle of September and we sell them in any quantity required to our customers.
Our elderberries are available in different grades of processing – stemmed, destemmed or pressed.
All our elderberries are of the highest quality and flavour, grown following organic standards and free of roadside pollution. Depending on their further use we chill or freeze them right after harvest. When chilled we recommend processing within 48 hours of harvest.
Elderberries are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins and are used in many different ways – from health and medicinal products, to drinks, jams and food colouring.