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

Autumn is a perfect time to explore the manor. The atmosphere is particularly special at this time of year; as the light levels dip, the autumn light accentuates the beauty and details of the interior and the collection, giving the rooms a warm and inviting glow. 

Wrap up warm and make the most of this magical time of the year. You may chance upon a craftsperson demonstrating their skills, or settle down to have a go with of our creative boxes. If peace and tranquility is what you seek then a Mindfulness Meander will give you the time to appreciate the beauty of this special place. 

Craft demonstrations

Saturday 5 October:

  • Jacaranda Recorders
  • Elizabeth Oliver, Spinner
  • Joëlle Paulson, Lace Maker

Saturday 12 October: Annelise Appleby, Artist in Residence & Printmaker

Sunday 13 October: Sally Brooks, Ceramic artist

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 20 October: Molly Lemon, Printmaker

Saturday 19 October: Walcott Nursey, apple experts

Sunday 20 October: Brimstone (old English folk music)

Monday 21 October: Louise Pocock, Milliner

Saturday 26 October: Katherine Ford, Milliner

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 October: Sarah Beardsmoore, Weaver