Autumn Colour


Free container garden demonstration* (*8-12 October) at 2pm


This event is included in normal admission prices.

Autumn Colour

Autumn colour At Hever Castle – From October 1  

As the air turns crisp and a rich display of autumn colour envelops the countryside, pack your walking boots or wellies and head to Hever Castle to enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot and spectacular autumn tints. Plus this year you can watch free container garden demonstrations* (*8-12 October at 2pm) and stock up on spring bulbs.   

The Autumn Colour event this year features a new self-guided trail around the lake incorporating points of interest including World War II Pillboxes, the waterfall, the impressive Japanese Teahouse and a vast list of autumnal coloured trees. Trees of note include some of the Scots Pines beside the lake which were brought to the garden from nearby Ashdown Forest by former owner William Waldorf Astor during the creation of the garden in 1904 -1908. The gardening team will also be sharing plans for 2019 along with inspirational tips and selling daffodil and tulip bulbs on site.

Autumn Colour

The Castle is arguably at its romantic best in the autumn when the Boston Ivy adorning the front of the Castle turns a vivid shade of red. You will be treated to glorious displays of autumn colour with the rich yellow, red and orange leaves of beech mingling with liquid ambars, tulip trees and Japanese maples, all contributing to an explosion of colour.

Instagram photography COMPETITION 

Throughout Autumn Colour we are also running a photography competition on Hever Castle’s Instagram. Take part by posting your best autumn picture at Hever, with the hashtag #AutumnatHever between 1 Oct – 21 Oct. Each week a winner will be chosen by photographer Matt Scutt and they will win 2 adult tickets to Hever, as well as the overall winning photo being featured on Matt’s Instagram page!

T&C’s apply, click here for further details.


Parts of the gardens and Lake Walk are likely to be boggy in autumn – wellies or walking boots are recommended. Many parts of the gardens are accessible to prams; however, you may find that an off-road buggy or child carrier is necessary to enjoy some parts of the grounds.

For your own safety we advise wheelchair and mobility scooters keep to the hard surfaced and shingle paths.

For more information please read our accessibility statement.

autumn colour

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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