Autumn at Standen

There is so much to see and do at Standen this autumn. Take a walk through the woods and crunch the autumn leaves, or try out a trail. You could even take part in our photography workshop. The cafe is open all year round with autumnal bites, so even if the weather's not on your side you can enjoy a treat or two.

Family at Standen looking at autumn pumpkins

Autumn Harvest 

See the fruits of the Kitchen Garden’s harvest this autumn with tastings, demonstrations and a Day in the Life weekend. Monday 1 October to Sunday 28 Oct, 11am-4pm.

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

October half-term holiday fun 

Keep the kids occupied this half term with apple tastings, autumn trails, and strolls through crunchy leaves. Open daily from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 28 October.

Helen Beale Never at Sea Exhibition image

Exhibition: Helen Beale - Never at Sea 

Taking inspiration from the WRNS motto “Never at Sea” this exhibition will use family letters and memories to draw visitors through the house at Standen to discover Helen Beale’s pioneering story in her own words. From 28 April to 11 November 2018.

Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X Stitch

Mr X Stitch at Standen 

One of the world's most well-know male embroiderers, Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers brings an exhibition of contemporary cross stitch to Standen. Following on from his exhibition, he'll be creating this years' Christmas art installation the 'X-mas tree at Standen' which will involve local communities and crafting enthusiasts from further afield.

A pipistrelle bat in flight at night

Bat walks

Join us for a bat-themed walk through the woodland here at Standen house and garden. Our ranger will guide you on a walk through the woods where we will look for bats using bat detectors. Warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and a spooky biscuit. Monday 22, Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 October, 5-6.30pm. Booking essential on 03142 323029.

Acers in Autumn at Standen

Autumn colour photogaphy workshop

Calling all budding photographers! This outdoor photography workshop, led by Roger Bloxham, is a perfect opportunity to learn how to capture the beautiful autumn colour in Standen's garden. Friday 12 & Wednesday 17 October, 8am-3pm. £55pp booking essential on 01342 323029.

Bothy by Will Shannon in winter

Bothy at Standen 

Designer Will Shannon uses Arts & Crafts principles of using local materials and traditional handcrafted skills to make 'Bothy'. Stop for a while as you walk round the garden to discover this small folly like space.

People walking on footpath in woods

Autumn Walks at Standen 

Discover the woodlands and estate or explore further afield on one of our self-guided walking trails at Standen. Look out for wildlife along the way.