October – December
Autumn brings with it a riot of leaf colour ranging from deep butter yellow through to orange, reds and crimsons as well as an abundance of berries. It’s a natural fireworks spectacular throughout the autumn months.
Autumn leaf colour develops at the end of the annual growth cycle, prior to leaf fall. The colour is good when plentiful sunshine is followed by an early frost.
Hundreds of trees put on an autumn display that is perhaps the most spectacular in the area. The Acers will go from bright yellow to vibrant oranges and reds. Scarlet Oaks will, as their name suggests fill the woods with sweeps of vibrant red, even Magnolia with its bright red seed pods will add to the spectacle.
We are open every day in October so our visitors can take full advantage of this wonderful season.
8th October Droitwich Model Boat Club
Enjoy watching hand crafted model boats sail on the Big Pool. Here from 11am until 5pm you can ask the sailors questions and have a good look at some of their boats. The club regularly sails at Worcester County Hall and Top Barn Farm but they always come down to Bodenham twice a year for you to share the experience.
27th – 29th October Torch lit Pumpkin Walk
Get dressed up this Halloween weekend and come down to Bodenham Arboretum for the Torch lit Pumpkin Walk. Follow the pumpkins around the Big Pool and look for those with letters carved into them to unscramble to make the Halloween word. Join in the fun and get involved in apple bobbing, spooky story telling, toasting marshmallows, Halloween crafts and bring your very own carved pumpkin so it can be judged for your chance to win a prize.
Homemade pumpkin soup and jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings will be served throughout the evenings for you to purchase along with refreshments.
5pm – 7:30pm
6th and 20th November Pencil and Watercolour Workshop
Come down to Bodenham Arboretum and unleash your inner artist with the help of local artist Daphne Millington. Learn new skills using pencils and watercolours to create your very own masterpiece. The day also includes morning tea or coffee with cake, The Bodenham Carvery and a delicious homemade dessert and finish the day off with the Bodenham afternoon cream tea.
10am – 4pm
£29.50 per person with a non refundable £5 deposit to be paid per person to secure your place. Please note spaces are limited.
13th November Djembe Drums Workshop
Experience the energy of the traditional West African drumming and the joy of community music making. The day is pitched for beginners and improvers to learn how to play Djembe and Bass Drums. Drums will be Provided.
10am – 4pm
£30.00 per person including morning tea or coffee, a Ploughman’s Lunch and an afternoon cream tea.