The third and penultimate Autumn Glory weekend takes place at Harewood House this Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, and focuses on vibrant autumn colours, craft-making across the House and Courtyard, indoor and outdoor trails and the sensational Hyde Park Brass performances.

This in addition to two ongoing autumn-related exhibitions in the House and Terrace Gallery.

Comments Zoe White, Harewood House Engagement Manager; “This weekend’s theme of Craft & Colour brings the focus to the colourful setting of Harewood during this season. The autumn leaves are looking incredible and visitors will have the opportunity to use these natural resources to create their own pieces of ‘nature’ art.

“The focus throughout Autumn Glory over the past month has been to bring the seasonal House and gardens to life and showcase what there is to see and do at this time of year, accompanied by music and performance. We are extremely excited about the very talented Hyde Park Brass this Sunday and for another opportunity to celebrate the land and its history.”

CRAFT & COLOUR – Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 10am – 6pm

Highlights include:

  • Hyde Park Brass – the highly entertaining contemporary brass band will perform in The Courtyard on Sunday 21 at 12pm and 2pm 
  • Natural Objects Collage: visitors can get crafty with our autumnal crafts using natural objects to create seasonal collages. 11am-3pm in the Courtyard Education Suite (upstairs) each day.
  • Giant Sculptural Forest: Help us build our giant communal forest in the Stable. Decorate a leaf and hang it from real trees installed in the Courtyard. 11am-3pm in the Stable each day.
  • Autumn Nature Trail: Explore hidden natural treasures around the Lakeside Path with our family nature trail. Collect from the Courtyard Visitor Centre.
  • Colour in the House: Join us for a free talk on the State Floor and learn all about the colours that make up the patterns and design schemes within the House. 1pm both days.*
  • Kate McGuire’s Seed to Table: Join us for a free talk on our new autumn exhibition in the Terrace Gallery, Seed to Table. 3pm in the Terrace Gallery each day.



Remembering Repton showcases Humphry Repton in this the bicentenary of his death. Successor to ‘Capability’ Brown, he was the leading gardener of his generation. With a strong link to Harewood, Repton’s life and prolific work is reunited for the first time with proposals, drawings and watercolours that he presented to the Lascelles family following visits here in 1800 and 1802.

Kate McGuire’s Seed to Table in The Terrace Gallery presents a series of delicate and meticulously observed images of edible plants, fruit and vegetables in pencil, ink and watercolour. Kate was an artist in residence at Harewood and her work reflects the harvest of fruit and vegetables from Seeds of Hope.

Seeds of Hope continues in the Walled Garden and expands into the Servant’s Hall as part of the House display of autumn and continues the homage to the end of the First World War and what that meant for life in and around the House and Gardens.


Half Term – a week-long half term Autumn Glory, Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November, the grand finale with a full programme of events and activities and signalling the closing of the House in preparation of Christmas

*Tickets to the State Floor needed.

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