Our gardens make the perfect autumn day out, whether you want to crunch through fallen leaves, see dazzling autumn colour, indulge in mouth watering tastes or enjoy shopping with a difference.
Don't forget, you can enjoy our gardens for FREE on 3 October - why not bring friends and family along to soak up the colours and scents of the season?
A kaleidoscope of colour
As the nights draw in, our gardens explode with colour as deciduous trees dress themselves in their seasonal finest. The low, golden light also brings out wonderful effects in the borders, especially when touched by glistening frost.
Get a sneak peek with our autumn galleries
Autumn at Harlow Carr
Autumn at Hyde Hall
Autumn at Rosemoor
Autumn at Wisley
Festival of trees
All four RHS Gardens are celebrating the natural beauty of trees and wood with a special Festival of Trees, supported by Stihl.
Get set for traditional wood crafts, woodland trails, tree-planting demonstrations, exciting chainsaw carving demonstrations and more.
Harlow Carr 29 September - 1 October
Wisley 6 - 8 October
Rosemoor 13 - 15 October
Hyde Hall 3 - 5 November
Hello, harvest time
Hungry? It's harvest season, and we're celebrating with tasty events that make the most of autumn's array of fresh produce.
Stock up the pantry with delicious treats, from fresh cheeses and fruits to locally produced juices and ciders, and marvel at displays of the best fruit and vegetables.
Diary dates for foodies
- September Food Fair, Rosemoor, 17 September
- Real Ale, English Wine & Cider Weekend, Rosemoor, 29 September - 1 October
- Apple Festival, Rosemoor, 7 - 8 October
- NEW Food Festival, Hyde Hall, 7 - 8 October
- Taste of Autumn, Wisley, 18 - 22 Oct
- Pumpkin Weekend, Rosemoor, 28 - 29 October
- Pumpkin Day, Hyde Hall, 28 October
Want to grow your own?
If you enjoy growing your own veg, why not apply for a place on the allotment courses at Rosemoor and Wisley? You'll get regular allotment master classes, have your own plot to tend, and take home the produce you grow. Applications close 10 November (Wisley) and 28 November (Rosemoor).
Art for autumn
Explore the history of the humble apple with a new RHS Lindley Library exhibition: Codlings, Costards and Biffins. See original artworks by William Hooker, as well as rare books and pomological catalogues.
You can also visit the Wisley Orchard for a family-friendly Amazing Apples exhibition (6 Oct - 19 Nov) where you can find out about Wisley's huge range of apples and learn about their history through challenges and fun facts.
Plan your autumn day out
Find out more about visiting the RHS Gardens - don't forget, entry is free for RHS members and a family guest
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