Autumn colour at Brockhampton

The woods in autumnal hues

Fiery reds, amber and brown visit the estate whilst it’s painted in all its autumn colours. The days may be getting shorter but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends. As the long days draw out we still have the beautiful, crisp sunny days; perfect for a long stroll with your loved ones.

September has been and gone meaning the jewel-like 'Shropshire Prune' damsons have been harvested and the elderly fruit trees will gradually become dormant over winter. Throughout October, the heritage apples on the estate are ripe for picking, creating boughs of laden green and red fruit.

The mature trees in the orchards produce delicious damsons
A plate of damsons in front of the manor
The mature trees in the orchards produce delicious damsons

The estate will be in the spectacular transition between summer and autumn throughout October, with the leaves gently fading from green to all sorts of browns, reds and orange. Embrace the seasonal crossover and revisit your fond childhood memories of the crunching beneath your feet and trying to catch a falling leaf as you make new memories with friends and family. 

Freshly picked apples in the orchard
A trailer-load of apples in the orchard
Freshly picked apples in the orchard

Top off your colourful stroll by treating yourself to a hot drink and a delicious bowl of seasonal soup from the Old Apple Store tea-room. By treating yourself you’re also treating our orchards to a new lease of life. Find out more about our Orchard Project here and discover how every penny you spend on the Brockhampton estate helps us fulfil our vision of restoring the lost orchards.