Spectacular autumn colour in North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Welcome to the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!" John Keats' famous poem 'To Autumn' celebrates the great richness of nature seen all around us this time of year. With trees laden heavy with apples, bushes ripe with berries, and swallows singing in the skies. Admire the colours and wildlife of autumn at our special places near you in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Take a look at some of our top spots to start your adventure below.

The orchard at Hardwick in autumn with a view of the house in the distance.

History and harvest at Hardwick 

Autumn is a great time to discover new fruit and vegetables at Hardwick; from the many apple varieties and mulberries in the orchards to weird and wonderful coloured tomatoes.

The apple orchard at Clumber Park

From Plot to Plate at Clumber Park 

Enjoy the fruits of our staff and volunteers' labour at Clumber Park as they go from our plot to your plate.

Two red deer with the moors in the background

Hear the Red Deer bellow in the Peak District 

Witness this natural spectacle as the Peak District's wild Red Deer go into the rutting season.

The Chapel at Clumber Park in Autumn

Explore the colours of autumn across Clumber Park 

Clumber Park is renowned for its fantastic autumn colours. The leaves form an exquisite patchwork quilt of browns and greens in the woodland, and the Pleasure Grounds and Limetree Avenue looks simply stunning.

Autumn walk in the Hardwick parkland

Our top spots to see the season turn in the Hardwick Parkland 

Enjoy a walk around Hardwick's beautiful parkland this time of year, with bare branches on the trees, the views across Derbyshire are picture perfect.

Autumn colours remain at Mr Straw's House

As the light changes what can you discover?  

As the light changes and the darker nights come in, Mr Straw's House continues to shine. Through the windows, the 1920's wallpaper takes on new shades , and the warming colours in the house take on a cozy feel.