Autumn at Antony

Autumn sunlight streaming through the branches of a golden walnut tree

Make some memories with friends and family this autumn at Antony. Maybe it's the feeling of cold cheeks after a brisk walk that you really love or watching the kids dance in falling leaves or maybe it's getting a scare doing the pumpkin trail.

Seasonal splendour in the garden

Take a moment to gaze at the rich colours illuminating the garden at this time of year. The walnut tree resplendent in golden leaves crowns the main lawn in front of the house. Stroll with loved ones, feel crisp leaves underfoot and look out for conkers along the way.

Mandalay bell
Mandalay bell in Antony garden in the autumn next to a small tree with bright red leaves
Mandalay bell
" This is an absolutely fantastic time to see the garden at Antony. We pride ourselves on the display of autumn colour. The maidenhair, tulip and walnut trees steal the show. This time of year gets me thinking about bonfires, chilly walks and adventures with the kids."
- Mark Maunder, Senior Gardener

Glorious Garden Tour

For the expert take on the beautiful colours around you sign up for a garden tour. This walk and talk led by a gardener will give you the chance to learn something new, ask a few questions and appreciate the garden on a new level.

Warm up inside a cosy family home

Come in out of the cold and learn about a family who have lived at Antony for over six hundred years. Find out which Carew Poles were notorious, which were creative and which family members live at Antony today.

Dining room
Dining room at Antony
Dining room

Conservation in action

After living at Antony for hundreds of years, the Carew Poles have collected interesting, beautiful objects and furniture for their home and they are still collecting today. Expect to see contemporary art next to historic artefacts. A dedicated conservation team look after the items in the house and on certain days you can find out more and meet them in the house.

Welly wanders and halloween happenings

There's loads to keep the kids entertained this autumn including a halloween themed October half-term programme, a twilight ramble and portrait hunt in the house. In between leaf throwing wars, conker fights, den building, welly walks and hot chocolate in the tea-room, there's not much chance of getting bored.

Leaf wars
Girl throwing fallen autumnal leaves over a lady's head
Leaf wars

October half-term

Twilight Ramble, Mon 22 Oct, 6pm - 8.30pm

Step outside at dusk and see what creatures come out at night. In this walk and talk with a gardener you will see the garden in a different light and learn about bugs & beasties followed by a warming hot chocolate and piece of cake in the tea-room. Click here for further details and to book.

Pumpkin trail and witches den

Bring your minis for a spooky wander through the garden and complete the potions and pumpkin trail as you go. If you're not too scared, you can enter the witches den at the end of the trail - Tue 23 Oct - Wed 31 Oct.

Who's looking at you?

Find out whose eyes are gazing down at you from the walls of the house in this portrait hunt through the rooms. It's free of charge and ready to pick up from room guides in the entrance porch.