Things to see and do in the garden and parkland
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Hanbury Hall is a two pawprint rated place. Explore nearly 400 acres of parkland, woodland and open fields on a dog walk at Hanbury Hall. Find out where you can walk your dog and read our Canine Code here.
Relax and enjoy a bite to eat after exploring Hanbury Hall in the Courtyard Kitchen and the Stables Cafe.
The Vernon family built Hanbury Hall in 1701, but as fashions changed, so did the 18th-century hall and gardens. Discover the history behind Hanbury’s evolution here.
Find out more about volunteering at Hanbury Hall and how you can join the team and play your part in looking after this special place.
Find out more about booking your group for a visit to Hanbury Hall and the information you need to help you plan your trip.
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