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Autumn Tints & Leaves

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Where to see autumn tints and colours at places and gardens near you.

What a great time to beautiful autumn colours, I can remember visiting Westonbirt Arboretum with our kids who collected leaves, dried and then put them into a scrapbook. If you are a photographer then this is a great time of year with stunning light and rays which will enhance your images.

There are many places to visit near to you and we list below some of the best places we know. So get your wellies packed and taka a walk in the country! 

The best time to see Autumn cours is from around mid October to mid November but much will depend on whether or not there is an Indian Summer. It is probably best to phone before travelling distances. You might also want to take a short break and our guide features places to stay near your destinations.

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Anglesey Abbey gardens with all year interest

Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Cambridgeshire, The garden at Anglesey Abbey was developed by the 1st Lord Fairhaven from 1926 and has become one of the British Isles most beautiful 20th century gardens.

Ardchattan Priory - a lovely garden near Oban

Ardchattan Priory Garden, Oban

Argyll, Ardchattan Priory Garden was first the home to Valliscaulian monks in the 13th century it has evolved over the years and now boasts fine herbaceous borders as well as a rockery and shrub borders.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Argyll and Bute, The Ardkinglas Garden is of interest to the plant enthusiast or those wanting a peaceful woodland walk - watch out for the red squirrels!

Arlington Court and Garden

Arlington Court and Garden

Devon, Arlington Court is hidden in a wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor.

Audley House Garden

Audley End House and Garden

Essex, Audley End is a glorious Jacobean stately home owned by English Heritage.

Batsford Arboretum, Cotswolds

Batsford Arboretum

Gloucestershire, Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world.

Belsay Hall Garden, Lincolnshire

Belsay Hall Garden

Northumberland, The gardens at Belsay Hall date from the late 1700s and have evolved from that time to become one of the best in the Northern Counties.

Belton House Garden in Lincolnshire

Belton House and Garden

Lincolnshire, The Gardens at Belton House built in the late 1600s have been restored over recent years.

The Beth Chatto Garden, Colchester

Beth Chatto Garden

Essex, The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960 when the site was an overgrown wasteland between two farms.

Bicton Park Garden, Devon

Bicton Park Garden

Devon, Bicton Park has lovely gardens set in 50 acres near the sea.

Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire

Biddulph Grange Garden

Staffordshire, The garden at Biddulph Grange are perhaps one of the most exciting and unusual gardens

Blenheim Palace Garden, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace Garden

Oxfordshire, With changing colours throughout the seasons', from drifts of daffodils in spring, a profusion of roses in the summer, and a rich copper glow during autumn and winter.

Bodenham Arboretum and Garden, Worcestershire

Bodenham Arboretum and Visitor Centre

Worcestershire, Bodenham Farm and Arboretum is set in a double valley covering 160 acres. The epicentre lies around the big pool and Visitor Centre.

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden

Conwy, This is a great garden not to be missed. Bodnant Garden is perched above the River Conwy it has views across the valley to the Snowdonia National Park.

Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex

Borde Hill Garden

Sussex, Borde Hill garden is a great place to visit at any time of the year see why

Brodsworth Hall and Garden

Brodsworth Hall and Garden

Yorkshire, The gardens at Brodsworth Hall have been restored and are a copy of the 1860s design.

Gardens in Derbyshire, Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey and Garden

Derbyshire, Altough the Gardens at Calke Hall are not extensive this National Trust property is a great day out

Gardens in Cambridge, Cambridge Botanic Garden

Cambridge Botanic Garden

Cambridgeshire, Landscape highlights include the Winter Garden, the richly-fragranced Scented Garden, the buzzing Bee Borders and the unique Systematic Beds. The Glasshouse displays range from architectural cactus to flamboyant, tropical rainforests.

The Garden at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Gardens

Devon, Welcome to Castle Hill, a beautiful Palladian house in its wondrous Grade 1 landscape in North Devon.

The beautiful Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cheshire, Chomondeley Castle is one of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction. see why!

The walled Garden at Clumber Park

Clumber Park Gardens

Nottinghamshire, Clumber Park is set in over 3,800 acres of parkland, peaceful woods and open heath including a superb Serpentine Lake.

The Japanese gardens at Compton Acres

Compton Acres Gardens

Dorset, Compton Acres has 10 acres of gardens with lovely views over Poole Harbour and the distant Purbeck Hills.

The beautiful Cotehele Manor and Gardens are in Cornwall

Cotehele House Gardens

Cornwall, Cothele Manor House and garden are a real treat and on the edge of Dartmoor

Crarae Gardens in the Western Highlands

Crarae Garden

Argyll and Bute, Crarae Gardens on the banks of Loch Fyne, on the west coast of Scotland.

Dawyck Botanic Garden - a great day out!

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Scottish Borders, Only 28 miles from Edinburgh, Dawyck is an historic arboretum with impressive conifers, some over 40 metres tall.

Fairhaven Woodland Garden

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Norfolk, The Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is a great place to visit with the family

Forde Abbey and Gardens

Forde Abbey and Gardens

Somerset, The fantastic abbey dates from the 12th century and is a must see.

Fountains Abbey Gardens in Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey Gardens

Yorkshire, This superb landscape gardens at Fountains Abbey were designed by John Aislabee.

Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens

Herefordshire, Hergest Croft is unusual in having been gardened continuously by three generations of the same family over the past one hundred and thirteen years.

Hidcote Manor garden is situated amongst the Cotswold Countryside

Hidcote Manor Garden

Gloucestershire, A top ten Great British Garden - Hidcote Manor is one of the greatest gardens in England created this century by the great horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston.

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