Autumn in The Kitchen Garden

With the Wester Ross autumn progressing, we asked Kitchen Garden Grower, Bryony to tell us about what’s growing at The Torridon


With October, the ever-shortening days pull the kitchen garden into the midst of autumn. The radiance of the summer has truly faded and the garden begins it’s final show before the depths of winter. Seeds are ripening and leaves are changing colour.

Our beautiful horse chestnut trees are turning a vibrant yellow and scattering their conkers. The shrub cornus drops a few more leaves every day to show the dazzling 

red stems that have been hidden all summer, whilst the garden’s backdrop, the ever present mountains, turn orange with the withering of the bracken. The changing colours of the landscape match perfectly with the colours of the produce being picked during the next few weeks… bright orange autumn raspberries, huge pumpkin-like squash, “Potimarron”, red and orange baby carrots, purple aubergine and deep,blood- red beetroot.

A fabulous spring of warm weather and low winds allowed for an amazing apple harvest this year, so our chefs are busy making delicious, heart warming apple crumble, which, I’m sure, will satisfy any pudding craving you may have after a day out in the golden glen!

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Dan & Rohaise are proud owners of The Torridon a family run and independent Hotel and resort. Passionate about food, service, provenance and promoting hospitality as an Industry of choice, especially for young people.

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