What's new in November at The Weir?

The rockery garden in autumn displaying beautiful shades of red.

The clocks may have gone back and the days are shorter but there’s still plenty to see and do at The Weir Garden.

Autumn and winter opening hours

The garden is looks lovely and autumnal throughout November. Towards the end of the month it begins to look wintrier as the last of the leaves drop from the trees. From November 5 until the end of January we are open ‘winter hours’ which means we open on weekends only from 10:30am to 4pm with the last entry being 3:30pm. This way visitors can enjoy the garden whilst it’s still light and the ground doesn’t get over-trodden whilst wet, keeping it pleasant for all.

Make wonderful memories this autumn at The Weir
A happy family walking in the garden
Make wonderful memories this autumn at The Weir

Retail

If you’ve visited The Weir within the past two years, you will have most likely visited our pop-up shop. From 5 November this year we’ve decided to close our shop to focus on a permanent retail offer, something of which we are very excited about. Our shop volunteers will be happily supporting us in other areas in the meantime; if you’d like to become a volunteer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Every penny spent here goes straight back into the upkeep of the garden, so thank you to all who have brought a gift or momentum in our shop and please bear in mind our tea-tent and seasonal produce will still be for sale here in the interim.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We kick off our Christmas celebrations on 17 November with our Letters for Father Christmas trail. Find the letters children have written to Father Christmas that have been hidden by his naughty elves in the garden, there’s even a prize at the end.

The trees looking beautiful edged in frost
The trees edged in frost alongside the river
The trees looking beautiful edged in frost

Spend time with loved ones

Wrap up warm and let out steam on weekends here throughout November. Our natural play area is perfect for little explorers; perhaps spend time as a family completing a trail or spot birds in their winter plumage from our newly acquired bird hide. Our meandering paths throughout the garden means there’s plenty to explore and don’t forget to visit the walled garden where the team will be busy prepping the garden for winter.

Have fun in the great outdoors the autumn!
A mum and son having fun in the garden
Have fun in the great outdoors the autumn!