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.
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, the gardening team will be helping you learn how to salvage, dry and store seeds, passing on the essential skill of seed collecting. The Garden Exhibition will house examples of the seeds collected by the gardeners from the gardens at Hever.
There will also be free garden tours of Faith’s Garden providing information about seed collecting. These will take place at 11:30am on Tuesday and Wednesdays throughout October (with the exception of the Halloween Event).
Your little ones will be able to take on the Leaf & Seed Collection Challenge. If they collect different seeds and leaves from Anne Boleyn’s Walk and Lake Walk, they will be given a bulb to take home and plant. Plus, you will once again be able to explore Woodland Walk which is not normally open to the public.
Did you know that autumn is also tulip planting time? The gardening team will be available to share inspirational tips and their plans for Tulip Celebrations in 2020.
Finally, Hever Castle Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper, Rob Peers, will be sowing meadow seeds ready for flowering in spring. You will be able to see the ground prepped and ready for the seeds and will be able to purchase the seed mix from the Hever Shop.
N.B. opening times change from October 27.
Garden Tours – FREE
Join the free garden tours of Faith’s Garden and learn about seed collecting.
Times: October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 11:30am (lasts between 45 mins – 1 hour)
Leaf & Seed Collection Challenge
If your little ones collect 10 different seeds and leaves from Anne Boleyn’s Walk and Lake Walk, they will be given a bulb to take home and plant.
Times: From October 1
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.
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.