Snowshill this autumn

Snowshill Manor in Autumn

As summer fades into the mellow months of autumn the garden is awash with golden hues.

Charles Wade loved this time of the year; he noticed the changes in colour and light and wrote about the ‘flaming glory’ of the season.

Autumn brings with it many bounties, from the nut laden trees to the fat orange pumpkins in the vegetable garden. In the orchards the trees are laden with apples, many varieties of which you won’t find in a supermarket. Their flavours are as different as their names. From Sheep’s nose and Cat’s Head to Hoary Morning and Laxton’s Superb, they have many uses, and inspire seasonal recipes in the café. 
 

The Apple trees, row after row
With glowing fruit are laden low.
Apples of red, Apples of gold,
The trees a rare rich harvest hold.
                                        Charles Wade
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Family fun this autumn

A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

Download the '50 things' activity guide 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.

What will you find on your adventure?

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

Visiting Snowshill: what to expect

We've put together everything you need to know about what's open, what to expect and how to book your visit.