Autumn creeps into The Argory

Pumpkins grown by our Volunteers in the Walled Garden

The colour palette at The Argory is changing and autumn is taking hold. Come an investigate the many species of funghi popping their heads up all over the estate and check out the changing aspect of our trees as they start to lose their leaves once again.

It's that time of year when we all have to get back into our routine after the summer break.

Come let the breeze blow in your hair as you relax and stroll around The Argory.

As you make your way along the boardwalk keep your eyes open for the Mouse Ear Bracket funghi, about half way down.

Mouse Ear Bracket funghi found on boardwalk at The Argory
Mouse Ear Bracket funghi found on boardwalk at The Argory
Mouse Ear Bracket funghi found on boardwalk at The Argory

Spot the sweet chestnuts way up high in the branches and take note to return when they have all fallen on the ground, the kids will love that.

Sweet Chestnuts found in various locations at the Argory
Sweet Chestnuts at the Argory
Sweet Chestnuts found in various locations at the Argory

Another species of funghi to look out for would be the Common Bonnet, and these can be found along Lady Ada's Walk.

Common Bonnet on Lady Ada Walk
Common Bonnet on Lady Ada Walk
Common Bonnet on Lady Ada Walk

Please make sure if letting the children forage for funghi that they understand the 'look but don't touch rule', as many species are poisonous.

Make the most of your free time

If you would like to learn more about the estate and the many different species of funghi and plant life you should visit on a Sunday and check in with visitor reception to see if there are any guided walks that day with our VE Ranger Tracey Dobson.

Check out our full programme of events within our Mid Ulster properties on our website.