1st October to 31st October at Hever Castle and Gardens
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 you and your little ones busy. On certain dates, enjoy free guided tours of the gardens by Head Gardener Neil and his team. They will be showing you the best of the gardens including the myriad of grasses in Faith’s Garden and the dazzling dahlias.
Enjoy a self-guided quiet tour and indulge in the Japanese art of forest bathing. ‘Forest bathing’ is the art of immersing oneself in the forest and soaking in the atmosphere through the senses. Stimulate your senses by crunching through the colourful fallen leaves from the oak trees on Anne Boleyn’s Walk, look up at the evergreen Scots Pines and delicate buttery yellows of the larch trees on Lake Walk.
Then head into the wooded area just off Lake Walk and discover a newly created obstacle course and den building area. You may even spot a couple of bug homes on your way!