Autumn Colour 2023

30 September - 28 October 2023 | Included with admission Gardens & Flowers Seasonal

Autumn Colour: From 30 September 2023

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. 

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 liquidambars, tulip trees and Japanese maples, all contributing to an explosion of colour.

This autumn we have plenty going on to keep everyone entertained. Wander through the grounds at your own pace with a self guided tour or take part in the various activities. Hever Castle’s Head Gardener and his team will be hosting weekly demonstrations on Wednesday 4, 11 and 18 October. There will be a different focus each week and you can learn about container gardens, the trees found on the Estate, and dahlias. See below for further details on each workshop. 

On Friday 6 October you will discover a display showcasing the wide range of interesting fungi that may be found at Hever and in Kent. Plus, botanical artist and gardener Felix Green will be showcasing the newly created ‘dye garden’ on Friday 13 October. On Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 October you will be able to meet Yuki, the founder of Cultivate Lifestyle blog. Yuki will be showing how you can make some delicious foods such as cordials, fruit leathers and syrups from wild foods such as haws, elderberry, sloes and an introduction to some simple foraging.

View a gallery of photos of Autumn Colour at Hever Castle on Hever Castle’s Pinterest.

Plus, make sure you read the Autumn Watch news item before you visit so you know exactly what autumn colour can be discovered in the gardens.

Autumn Colour Information

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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