Celebrate Autumn Colour

Celebrate autumn colour at the Arboretum on Saturday the 10th of October

We're kicking off autumn this year with a day of celebration.
Immerse yourself in rich autumn colour and explore the Arboretum with a range of socially distant activities. 

What's happening on the day

  • Transform a small stem into a friendly little gnome for you to bring home and place in your garden or give away as a present. The wood used is sourced from the Arboretum. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased on the day.

  • Warm-up with a range of delicious hot food and drink.

  • Take part in a scavenger hunt around the Arboretum or enjoy one of our take-home family-friendly activities, free with your entrance ticket. 

  • Don't forget to visit our piglets and the Aberdeen Angus cattle.

Contactless payment available at all stalls.


What you need to know before you visit

All our activities are designed to be socially distant and you are welcome to bring your own seating and blankets with you. 
The gnome workshop costs £10 to attend, there is no advanced booking and you can pay by card on the day. The leader of the workshop will be wearing a face mask and will be adhering to COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government.
We allow a maximum of five persons on the workshop at a time. 

Parking is available onsite and is free with your entrance ticket. The toilet facilities at the Arboretum are open. 

Find out more about visiting during coronavirus


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We have been awarded "we're good to go" status for our safety measures.