Autumn colour at Petworth

Rotunda at Petworth

Petworth Park is dotted with several ancient trees that have stood proudly in the park, some for over 1,000 years. In autumn they come to life with bold colours of russet and gold as the leaves fall from the trees.

The enclosed woodland walk of the Pleasure Ground becomes a riot of colour and an excellent place to hear the crunch of leaves underfoot whilst coming across some panoramic views of the South Downs framed by the historic monuments of the Doric Temple and the Ionic Rotunda.

From October annd November another colourful scene to encounter is the deer rut where you may see the males in our herd of fallow deer compete for a mate.

Venture to the new Servants' Quarters flower bed for an autumnal dispay designed by Lady Egremont featuring bold dahlias and striking kniphofia.

For those interested in fungi, stroll out into the deer park. The flat area between the house and the pond is an excellent place to find mushroom and while you're there you can take a look at the conservation work we've been carrying out on the lake to restore the view that inspired Turner's Dewy Morning.

Image of the Ionic Rotunda at Petworth House

Walks at Petworth

With 700 acres to explore there are endless opportunities for walking at Petworth. Download one of our trails and try out the Park Explorer to get the most out of your stroll.