Discover Blickling Estate's famous apples and pumpkins
Join us in the walled garden this autumn and see dazzling displays of autumn colour, as well as an abundance of seasonal produce, including apples, pears, pumpkins and squashes.
A 1930s kitchen garden
Experience Blickling's walled garden in a blaze of golden colour this autumn. For four centuries, Blickling’s walled garden supplied enough produce to feed the many families who lived and worked on the five thousand acre estate. However despite falling into disrepair during the twentieth century, work began in November 2014 to restore the walled garden to its former glory.
The five-year restoration project of the 1930s kitchen garden has been funded by donations from across the estate, with particular thanks to a generous portion from Blickling's second-hand bookshop.
Find a wide variety of apples and pears in Blickling's orchard and walled garden. Discover the estate's heritage apples and learn more about a special variety that has been re-introduced from the diary of a nineteenth century Blickling gardener by joining us for our apple weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October.
Pumpkins and squashes of all shapes and sizes are a fascinating sight to behold. Spot a wide variety of colours including, orange, yellow, green and white, and ask our gardeners any day of the week for green-fingered tips. You will also see more unusual additions such as ghost pumpkins and tromboncinos.
There's nothing quite like experiencing autumn at Blickling Estate. The dazzling displays of colour are a sight to behold throughout the gardens and parkland, so here are a few ideas for making the most of this vibrant season.
Join us for a colourful weekend and enjoy taking part in juice tastings, sampling our heritage apple varieties and other autumnal delights in the walled garden...
Discover fun for all the family this autumn by joining us for a variety of activities across the estate. Enjoy everything from cycle hire in the park and green fingered fun in the walled garden to our contemporary art installation and bookworms in the house...
Daily garden tours | 11.30am & 1.30pm
Take part in a garden tour every day* of the week at either 11.30am or 1.30pm. Enjoy learning about Blickling's garden, walled garden and the history of its creation. You might even get a taste of some of our wonderful, seasonal prodcuce.
*Please check with visitor reception for availability upon arrival. Despite a regular schedule, our garden tours are led by volunteers, so availability may vary throughout the year.
We’re proud that in 2018 our visitors can now reap the rewards of the kitchen garden’s restoration. With fruit, vegetables and herbs growing in abundance, visitors can not only explore the walled garden in full splendour, but also enjoy eating much of its produce in our cafés.
Ever picked an apple straight from the tree? There are many different varieties of apples to find across Blickling Estate, offering the perfect opportunity to experience nature first hand and taste the freshest of fruit. Share your snaps with us on social media using the hashtag #NTAutumnChallenge.