Take an autumnal stroll at Lyveden

The garden lodge framed by autumn leaves

As the days shorten, Lyveden offers the perfect opportunity to experience the changing seasons and make the most of the late autumn sunshine.

Whether you take a short stroll through the woods or simply stop to admire the autumnal landscape from the viewing mounts and terrace, there’s plenty to create new memories this autumn.

From late September onwards, the fruit will begin ripening in our restored Elizabethan orchard. Picked by our outdoor team, there are lots of rare heritage varieties of apple, pear, plum and gage to taste or buy – subject to availability.

Our mown grass paths will take visitors on a short walk through our woods and down towards the orchard, catching glimpses of the autumnal leaves reflected in the moats and the historic garden features along the way.

From late September, the hawthorn hedge along the entrance track signals the change of season by spectacularly changing from green to red. This is followed by the trees in the orchard, east wood, west wood and our solitary oak tree in early October. The best viewing spots are the terraces and spiral mounts where visitors can view not only the trees at Lyveden, but the wider Northamptonshire countryside.

As the leaves fall, the changing landscape opens up providing new opportunities to photograph the lodge and garden features. Early autumn dew and morning mist add a magical quality to the landscape as the season progresses.