Harvest celebration at Dyrham Park

Pears growing on the tree at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September

The harvest is taking centre-stage at Dyrham Park this October, with displays and activities celebrating this special time of year.

Throughout October, there will be harvest displays on site and in the neighbouring St Peter's Church as well as harvest happenings throughout the month. There will be activities, histories and tastes of the 17th century harvest. 

Harvest weekends

The first three weekends in October are Harvest Weekends with displays and activities to celebrate the annual occurance. On Saturday 7 & 14 October, we will be joined by the cider press where you can see how apples and pears are pressed into juice (or cider/perry).

There will be a crossword which will help guide you round the hand-made harvest displays in St Peter's Church which sits next to the house and Lost Terraces.

Food & drink

If you head into the shop or tea-room, you'll be able to sample some seasonal produce - including Dyrham Park venison.

Don't forget to pop up to the allotment at Old Lodge, where you'll be able to see some huge pumpkins and other autumnal produce being harvested by our team.

Explore the orchard

Outdoors Officer Pippa Churcher said: “Harvest is the perfect season to discover the 17th-century produce at Dyrham Park and take a wander through Nicol's perry pear orchard next to the main garden.

"You can explore the orchard and help us pick the windfall perry pears to send off to make perry cider before warming yourself with mulled cider from the tea-room."