Autumn at Hidcote

Autumn is a season for the senses. There will be sweet scents from the heliotropes and grasses catching the light as they move and dance. The colours will be mainly warm as light catches; they will change and soften as autumn progresses. Colours throughout the year that are usually vivid will no longer be washed out by the bright sun. Bronzes, yellows, oranges and reds will glow.

The Red Borders at autumn

Autumn at Hidcote

Our head gardener has written an introduction to autumn at Hidcote and her favourite things about the season.

Colourful autumnal produce from the kitchen garden

Autumn in the kitchen garden

Did you know 75% of our kitchen garden produce is used in the café? Find out more about how our kitchen garden is looked after and what happens at this time of year.

Hedgecutting in the tennis court

Behind the scenes talks  

Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Hidcote during the autumn. There are three talks on tree surveys, work in the glasshouse and on composting.

Display of pumpkins and squashes at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September

Hidcote's half-term pumpkin trail

Come and join us for a special crafts inspired pumpkin trail around the garden. Make sure you have your creative hat on, as they don't all look like pumpkins should.