Autumn at Antony

Family playing in autumn leaves

Maybe it's the feeling of cold cheeks after a brisk walk that you really love, or watching the kids dance in falling leaves? Whichever, you can make some memories with friends and family this autumn at Antony.

Seasonal splendour in the garden

Rich colours illuminate the garden at this time of year with the black walnut tree on main lawn taking centre stage, resplendent in golden leaves. Autumn is a perfect time to stroll with loved ones through crisp leaves underfoot, and look out for conkers along the way.

" Autumn is a fantastic time to see the garden. The display of colour really is something special. We've got some stand out trees like the maidenhair, tulip and walnut trees which steal the show."
- Mark Maunder, Senior Gardener
Autumn leaves
Walnut tree in autumnal splendour
Autumn leaves

Family fun

There's loads to keep the kids entertained this autumn. In between leaf throwing, conker fights, welly walks and den building, there's no time to be bored. 

Especially for 2020, the cork oak meadow has been transformed into a labyrinth ready for you to lose yourself in. The den building area has reopened so you can get creative building your own castle from sticks. Plus try your skills at being a Nature Detective: pick up a quiz on arrival.

#unbeleafable photography trail

Each autumn the black walnut tree puts on an impressive display for visitors. This is your chance to take some memorable snaps and document the leaves as they change colour. Pick up a #unbeleafable trail on arrival and using the map find the seven frames tucked around the garden. The black walnut tree is very well photographed by visitors but for 2020, each frame highlights a quirky view of the black walnut tree that you might not have seen before.

'50 things fun'

There are lots of '50 things to do before you're 11¾ which your family could have a go at while exploring the garden at Antony. Here are a few suggestions for autumn:

  • 1. Get to know a tree
  • 16. Wear a wild crown
  • 12. Have fun with sticks
  • 10. Play conkers.