Autumn tints, colours and where to see leaves  at gardens around the UK with places to stay nearby  2014

Stourhead by Paul Leitch

The following gardens should have good displays of Autumn Colours and tints from mid October onwards.

South East England

Borde Hill Gardens Lovely colours at these extensive gardens
High Beeches Great colours in these woodland gardens
Penshurst Place Plenty to see around this historic house
Polesdon Lacy (NT) Ste in the North Downs enjoy an Autumn stroll
Ramster Gardens Open especially for Autumn tints
RHS Wisley Something for everyone here in the Autumn
Savill Garden A great garden in late summer / autumn
Sheffield Park (NT) One of the best - beautiful walks for the family
Winkworh Arboretum (NT) Used to go here after Sunday lunch - beautiful


Compton Acres The Japanese and woodland gardens at their best.
Hillier Arboretum Spend at least half a day here and take it all in
Stourhead (NT) The ultimate in landscape gardens with wonderful colours
Westonbirt Arboretum The number 1 place in Britain for Autumn colours

South West

Arlington Court (NT) Lovely autumn walks around the estate
Bicton Park Colours abound around the grounds and the gardens
Castle Hill Great place to go to see the autumn tints
Cothele (NT) Set in the heart of the Cornish Countryside - great walks
Forde Abbey Set around this historic Abbey are lovely Autumn gardens
Garden House New Arboretum gives colour at these fabulous gardens
Killerton (NT) Fine National Trust Property looks great in Autumn
Knightshayes (NT) Another beautiful National trust property to see the Autumn tints
Lanhydrock (NT) On the edge of Bodmin Moor - a beautiful garden with woodland walks
Lukesland Open for selected weeks to see the beautiful Autumn leaves
Marwood Wander around this lovely lake and garden
Mount Edgcumbe Wonderful country park overlooking the sea with great walks
Trlelissick (NT) A National Trust favourite overlooking the Fal estuary

Cotswolds and Welsh Borders

Batsford Arboretum One of the best places to see Autumn colours in the Cotswolds
Blenheim Palace This beautiful landscape looks magical in the Autumn
Hergest Croft Another great place to see the marvels of our Autumn tints
Hidcote Manor (NT) Beautifully laid out garden with plenty of colour
Sezincote Lots of trees and plants with colour surround this Indian Style House (minutes from Batsford)
Westonbirt Arboretum The ultimate place to see Autumn colours - spend a whole day here to see it all


Anglesey Abbey (NT) Beautiful any time of year and some lovely walks
Audley End Jacobean stately home surrounded by fine grounds
Belton House woodland walks, two lakes, and avenues make this a perfect Autumn day out
Beth Chattos Woodland Garden Autumn bulbs, plants and guide Autumn walks make this a must
Fairhaven Woodland Garden Have a great day and see the colourful tints. Plenty of walks
Cambridge Botanic Garden A great place with many different trees and shrubs
Wrest Park Recently restored gardens make this a great place to visit


Biddulph Grange (NT) Plenty top see here including Japanese Garden
Bodenham Aboretum If you love trees this is the place for you
Calke Abbey (NT) Walks and trails surround this fine property w3ith plenty of Autumn tints
Cholmondeley A fine collection of trees with lakes and gardens
The Quinta  


Belsay Hall Unique quarry gardens and autumn colours
Brodsworth Hall A colourful array of seasonal displays with restored woodland garden
Clumber Park (NT) Great landscape grounds for walking and cycling
Fountains Abbey A world heritage site with elegant ornamental lakes, avenues, temples and cascades
Holehird Near Lake Windermere a constantly changing kaleidoscope of colour
Howick Hall 65 acre arboretum with over 11,000 trees
Sizergh Lovely park with woodland walks and much colour
Thorp Perrow Arboretum A great place to visit to see the best of Autumn colours

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Ardchattan Lovely views from this garden with good autumn colours.
Ardkinglass Champion trees can be seen at this great woodland garden.
Castlewellan (NT) Northern Ireland's National arboretum is here.
Crarae (NTS) Would love to see this spectacular mountain stream garden in the autumn.
Dawyk Great walks and colours in a wonderful location.
Inverewe (NTS) Garden wonderland on the north west coast od Scotland.
Rowallane (NT) Autumn colours in Northern Ireland.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Beautiful gardens, lots to see any time of year.


Bodnant A welsh classic garden with stunning Autumn colours.
Powis Castle (NT) A truly great garden which looks superb in Autumn.
The Dingle Trees and shrubs in their Autumn glory around a lake.

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All pictures of leaves and their tints taken 3 October at Westonbirt
Borde Hill gardens
High Beeches
Sheffield Park by Hortensis©  (Flickr)
Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Arboretum
Winkworth Arboretum by James. Stringer ©
Sezincote Autumn leaves in the Cotswolds
Batsford Arboretum in Autumn