Enjoy Autumn with the family at Upton House and Gardens

Young child reaching for red leaves on a tree in Autumn

Bring the family, stretch your legs and kick up the leaves together in the fresh air this autumn. Golden leaves, orange pumpkins and auburn brown nuts are just some of the colourful things we see.

See the splendours of autumn colour at Upton House and Gardens. The honey-coloured house makes a handsome backdrop to the Warwickshire trees beginning to turn red and golden.  Although the gardens are looking less pristine this year, as the days get shorter, savour the final burst of colour along Upton’s herbaceous terrace with the stunning Aster collection. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the Mirror Pool followed by a warming treat from the Pavilion Café. Bundle up the kids and bring the family to blow away the cobwebs from school and work; the Woodland Walk is made for exploring nature and outdoor play, whatever your age. 

Enjoy the walks this Autumn season
family in autumn gear in gardens
Enjoy the walks this Autumn season

Seasonal fun in the house and gardens

Oak, Leaf and Song: a solo exhibition by Frann Preston-Gannon 

Daily until Thursday 30 September 10am - 4.30pm, (included as part of admission)

Frann Preston-Gannon is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children’s books have been published around the world. A fascination with animals and nature lies at the heart of Frann’s work.  Oak, Leaf and Song features a collection of mixed media collages and archival prints inspired by the fauna and flora of the UK. 
 

Colourful Treasures Trail

Sat 4 September to Sun 28 November,  £1 per sheet available from Visitor Reception 10am-4pm everyday until 31 October and from 1 November, Friday-Monday, 12noon -3pm.

This autumn families can join us on a colourful treasure hunt.  Pick up a special colour wheel and explore the gardens and house to find plants and objects that match the colours.  Use your colour wheel to inspire your creativity, as you discover treasures in unexpected places. 

 

Give it a Grow

Wednesday 27 October 10.30am - 1pm, (included as part of admission)

Learn what seeds to plant now and pick up delicious recipes to make with your leftover Halloween pumpkin. Included with admission to Upton House and Gardens.

Please note, things may be a little different when visiting this year. Usually the garden team of 7 staff and 22 volunteers would spend a whopping 15,500 hours maintaining Upton’s high standards. Last year because of Covid-19, our Head Gardener managed the garden singlehandedly for 5 months whilst the rest of the team were furloughed or shielding, and our volunteers were asked to stay at home. Thankfully we now have the team back on board, but there is much more work to be done……