Autumn at Powis

An autumnal view of the terraces below Powis Castle, Powys, Wales

As the evening light starts to fade and the cooler air arrives, Powis prepares to host nature’s greatest shows of the year; autumn.

As summer turns to autumn our garden bursts into life, as vibrant greens transform into a dazzling array of reds, yellows, burnt oranges and golds. 

Whether you explore our garden at your own leisure or join one of our knowledgeable volunteers on a tour, such a glorious display of colour makes this is a fantastic time of the year to visit.

Flaming colour 

There’s a riot of colour throughout the garden. September and October sees the lowest of the terrace borders showing its colours through shrubby salvias, sedums, asters and tall, deep blue aconites. 

The lower slopes of the garden come alive as the maples and acers glow striking shades of gold, orange and yellow in the low autumnal sunshine. You'll never forget experiencing our garden in autumn. 

Autumn colour on the lower terrace of Powis Castle is an unmissable delight
Autumn colour on the terraces below Powis Castle, Powys, Wales
Autumn colour on the lower terrace of Powis Castle is an unmissable delight

Be inspired by rich colours that warm the earth and the crisp sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet.

Scents of the season

It’s not just a host of new sights that autumn brings with it either; as you explore the garden breathe in the air rich with the smells of the season. 
Take in the sweet aroma of ripe fruit coming from the carefully trained apple and pear trees in the Formal Garden and enjoy the mouth-watering scent of burnt-sugar and caramel coming from the Cercidiphyllum japonicum on the lower terraces. 


After traversing the terraces and exploring our golden woodland, tuck into some tasty home-cooked treats in our cosy Courtyard Restaurant. 

As well as serving our traditional fruit and savoury scones, we’ll be tempting your taste buds with something a bit different.  White chocolate and raspberry, triple chocolate, cherry and almond, or sundried tomato and basil – visit our restaurant where we’ll be serving a different flavoured scone every day throughout October. 

If it’s something more substantial you’re looking for hot lunches are available until 2.30pm and hot and cold drinks, and light bites are served until 4pm. 

So whether you come for one of our autumn events, a culinary treat or simply to enjoy our amazing seasonal colours, now is the time to visit.