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.
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.
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?
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.
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.