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