Celebrating the arrival of autumn at Erddig

A volunteer busy harvesting apples in Erddig's orchard

As the pleached limes begin to turn gold and a blaze of red Boston ivy covers the west front of the hall, Erddig will be celebrating the joys of the season of mellow fruitfulness. Visit this autumn and you'll see Erddig’s orchards full of ripening apples – over 180 varieties are grown in all.

Apple harvest celebrations

2 to 31 October, 10am to 4pm
This year we'll be celebrating the humble fruit with an apple display in our historic stables.

Alongside the impressive display, we'll be selling some of our historic varieties of apples and giving talks and garden tours.

Join a talk during the first three weekends in October, with apple tours of the garden planned for the 2, 5, 9, 14, 16 and 19 of October at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Don’t forget to bring along your home-grown unknown apples as our own Head Gardener, Glyn Smith, will be on hand on the 2 and 3 October to identify your own varieties.

Come and spot our decorated window displays and celebrate the sights and sounds of autumn at Erddig.

Rich pickings in Erddig's orchards
Curved apple tree full of ripe fruit in Erddig's orchard
Rich pickings in Erddig's orchards

Half-term fun with a Welsh folklore twist

From 23 to 31 October, we'll be celebrating all things spooky with our Hwch Ddu Gwta trail.

On 31 October or Nos Calen Gaeaf (the night before winter eve), Welsh legend warns of the Hwch Ddu Gwta, the tailless black sow, that might appear, trying to catch those who stayed out too late.

If you’re brave enough, come along and follow our spooky trail through the garden and outbuildings. On 30 and 31 October, join Jake Evans for his unique and entertaining storytelling sessions. This time he'll be exploring scary tales of the season.