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Things to see and do in the garden and parkland

A vegetable patch full of pumpkins with the gardeners bothy in the background in the walled garden
Pumpkins in the Walled Garden at Hanbury Hall | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Hanbury Hall is the very essence of a countryside retreat; impressive yet intimate and welcoming. It owes much of that feeling to its beautiful, recreated eighteenth-century garden, and 400 acres of Grade II listed parkland. With three way-marked routes to choose from, there’s plenty of opportunity to find the perfect walk for you to stretch your legs and admire the surrounding Worcestershire countryside.

Changing seasons

From mid-September onwards, you'll see the first signs of autumn throughout the garden. The trees begin to show hints of seasonal colour and continue to change until late November, so there is always a different, colourful landscape to be seen. The lime, oak and elm trees that make up the avenues are awash with vibrant colour and look particularly impressive from the Stableyard.

Autumn is the ideal time to explore Hanbury’s gardens, jump in crunchy leaves, discover shiny conkers from the magnificent horse chestnut tree and enjoy the invigorating fresh air with all the family.

A woman and child walk through the orchard at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire. The trees are in full green leaf and apples can be seen amongst the leaves.
Visitors walking through the orchard at Hanbury Hall and Gardens | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Autumn highlights

  • Enjoy the seasonal fruit, vegetables and fresh cut flowers available from the Walled Garden stall.
  • Marvel at the magical, changing colours of the leaves on the trees.
  • Challenge friends to a game of conkers foraged from our magnificent horse chestnut tree.
  • Visit the Orchard and see the branches of our apple trees heavy with ripened fruit.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the first signs of migrating birds in the garden, especially fieldfares and redwings which are attracted by the windfall apples in the orchard.

Walled Garden

Enjoy a little seclusion among the flowers, fruits and vegetables of the peaceful Walled Garden. The Vernon family would have used the seasonal produce grown here to supply their kitchen.

Spread over one-and-a-half acres, the Walled Garden is certified organic by the Soil Association. The autumn months are some of the most productive, with a bountiful harvest of pumpkins, squashes, leeks, cabbages, celeriac and swede. Top of the gardeners' to-do list in the autumn, is to harvest this produce for use in the kitchen and for sale at the produce stall in the garden for you to enjoy at home.

Walled Orchard and Formal Fruit Garden

The walled orchard and the formal fruit garden contain 56 traditional English fruit varieties, including the Golden Pippin, Howgate Wonder and the traditional Bramley. Harvesting begins in the early autumn.

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Most days you'll find the gardening team hard at work, whatever the weather. They'll be happy to tell you more about the gardens and share a few of their tips, or you can just take a seat and enjoy the results of all their hard work.

Produce from the walled garden on sale at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire
Autumn produce from the walled garden on sale at Hanbury Hall | © National Trust Images/Jo Hatcher

Explore the parkland

Explore Hanbury Hall’s historic parkland on a winter walk and admire the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. Enjoy routes that lead you through the remains of an ancient forest, past impressive early eighteenth-century design features including the Semi-Circle, Long Walk and Lime Tree Walk designed by George London.

Download our parkland walks map here.

View of the parkland at Hanbury Hall
Explore Hanbury Hall's historic parkland | © Michelle Hill
The Parterre in July at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

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Find out when Hanbury Hall is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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