Autumn at Hughenden

Make the most of nature’s golden season at Hughenden this October as the treescape changes with the cooler days.

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Autumn colours in Echo Valley
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As the colours change from the bright hues of summer to the burnt oranges and soft yellows of autumn, celebrate the season's sights, sounds and sensations in the Hughenden countryside.

Changing colours

Stroll through the Disraelis’ pleasure grounds and parkland to see the changing colours of the ancient specimen trees or venture further on a waymarked walk to experience the full effect of the native beech woods as the foliage turns.

Apple harvest

Our apple orchard shines in autumn, where we harvest fruit from nearly 40 varieties of old English apples. Taste them in delicious cakes and bakes in the café. Pick up a box of apples to take home in the shop. Take a moment to wander in the walled garden among the fruit trees and autumnal borders.

Hidden in the walled garden throughout October, discover the harvest scarecrows, handmade by our volunteers. Dressed in apple-inspired outfits, can you name the variety of apple tree each of the scarecrows depict?

Apple in the orchard
Apple in the orchard
Apple in the orchard

Little adventurers

Throughout September pick up Holly Hedgehog’s Hughenden Adventure Map from outside the Welcome Kiosk. Have fun exploring the grounds and noticing nature with Holly Hedgehog.

Alternatively, download a spotter sheet and see what woodland wildlife or autumnal leaves you’ll notice on your next walk. Get closer to nature with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. Autumn is the best time for welly wandering, playing conkers and spotting funky fungi.

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'50 things' activity guide

Download your activity list and see how many you can tick off on your next visit to Hughenden.

Trick or tree trail

Wander through the gardens on a family adventure this October half term, exploring the trees we’ve dressed with autumnal decorations.

A family gathering autumn leaves

October half term at Hughenden

Enjoy a family adventure this October half term at Hughenden. Discover decorated autumnal trees on our trick or tree trail around the gardens and find the harvest scarecrows in the walled garden.

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