The autumn colours are wonderful in gardens throughout the UK, with the colours being at their best from around mid-October to mid-November. It is an ideal time to visit them and enjoy the celebration of colour before the winter season starts. This a selection of the best gardens to visit in the autumn.
We are able to create a bespoke garden group tour so you can follow your horticultural passions and here are a selection of our favourites to visit.
Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex is ablaze with colour during the autumn months, greens, flame-reds, burnt oranges and bright yellows, the trees and plants were planted for their combined display which reflect in the lakes of this beautiful landscaped garden that was created in the early 20th C. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden
Cotehele House and Gardens, Cornwall which stands high above the River Tamar is full of autumn colour when the foliage on the trees turns beautiful shades of red, orange, gold and silver. This 5ha garden on the edge of Dartmoor is a delightful place to explore on a crisp autumn day. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele
Exbury Gardens in the New Forest is a wonderful place for autumn colours. A wonderful garden to visit throughout the year, but in the autumn the shrubs and exotic trees provide magnificent colour. The are many walks and trails through the gardens and along the Beaulieu River, which is a great place for bird watchers and nature lovers. www.exbury.co.uk
Japanese Garden, St Mawgan, Cornwall is an oasis of tranquillity 2.4km form the North Coast of Cornwall and 9.6km east of Newquay. It is home to spectacular Japanese maples, beautiful azaleas, a waterfall which tumbles into a pool of fish and many paths to stroll along and enjoy meditative garden. www.japanesegarden.co.uk
RHS Garden, Wisley has so much to enjoy during the autumn months, the colours from the trees and shrubs is magnificent. Wisley is one world’s greatest gardens and has one of the largest plant collections. It is delightful and full of horticultural inspiration whatever time of year you visit. www.rhs.org.uk