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

What a great time to see 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 take 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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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, near Ripon

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

Furzey Gardens

Furzey Gardens, near Lyndhurst

Hampshire, These delightful, informal gardens known as Furzey Garden was established in 1922 and is renowned for its all year round beauty. Set in the New Forest it is a great place to visit when on holiday.

Gilbert White's House and Garden

Gilbert White House and Garden, Selborne

Hampshire, The House and Garden of the famous Naturalist

Green Island Garden

Green Island Gardens, near Colchester

Essex, Green Island Gardens…..A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth

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.

Hever Castle Garden

Hever Castle and Gardens

Kent, Hever Castle, on the Kent border have lovingly tended gardens bringing colour and life all the year round surround.

Hidcote Manor Garden

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.

Spring at High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden

Sussex, High Beeches Gardens is 27 acres of tranquil and enchanting woodland and water gardens.

Hillier Garden

Hillier Gardens & Arboretum near Winchester

Hampshire, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum are lovely in every season.

Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens

Kent, Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of Rolvenden and the charming town of Cranbrook, lies Hole Park Gardens which has to be one of the best gardens in Kent.

Holehird Garden

Holehird Gardens, near Windermere

Cumbria, The gardens at Holehird are interesting at every season of the year. In early spring there is a magnificent display of field daffodils.

Howick Hall Garden

Howick Hall Garden, near Alnwick

Northumberland, These lovely gardens at Howick Hall are situated only 2 miles from the Northumberland coast, but the slightly milder climate has protected many of the tender plants which grow there.

Inverewe Gardens

Inverewe Garden

Ross-shire, Inverewe Garden has a wonderful array of foreign plants which are well suited to the Gulf Stream.

Japanese Garden in Cornwall

Japanese Garden

Cornwall, Japanese Garden near the North Cornwall Coast

Kedlestone Hall and Gardens

Kedleston Hall & Gardens, near Derby

Derbyshire, These pleasure grounds at Kedleston Hall, National Trust, were created by Lord Scarsdale with designs and buildings by Robert Adam.

Kildrummy Castle Garden

Kildrummy Castle Gardens, Alford

Aberdeenshire, A special garden set in a beautiful atmospheric surroundings, with lots of all year interest and colours

Killerton House Garden

Killerton House Gardens, near Exeter

Devon, Killerton House is beautiful hillside garden for all seasons set in the rolling devon countryside.

 Lanhydrock House Gardens

Lanhydrock House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Lannhydock House and Garden is one of our favourite places to visit

Llanover Garden

Llanover, Abergavenny

Gwent, Llanover is a fascinating and unusual private garden created in the eighteenth century by the ancestor of the current owners

A view of the gardens at Long Framlington

Longframlington Gardens, Morpeth

Northumberland, Put Longfamlington Arboretum and Garden in your diary for a lovely day out.

Lukesland Garden

Lukesland Gardens

Devon, Lukesland Gardens, described in the Good Gardens Guide as ‘one of the finest gardens of its type in the South West’, offers the visitor 24 acres of flowering shrubs, rare trees and wild flowers.

The beautiful Marwood Hill garden

Marwood Hill Garden, near Barnstaple

Devon, Marwood Hill Garden isone of the finest in Devon and a must visit!

Mount Edgcumbe House and Garden

Mount Edgcumbe Park, House and Gardens, Torpoint

Cornwall, Part of a Country Park with lovely informal grounds.

Oxford University Botanic Garden

Oxford University Botanic Garden and places to stay

Oxfordshire, The University of Oxford Botanic Garden probably has the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World

Penshurst Place and Gardens near Tonbridge

Penshurst Place Gardens

Kent, A splendid 14th century Manor House, Penshurst Place is set in magnificent Tudor Gardens surrounded by gentle English Parkland.

Polesden Lacy Gardens

Polesden Lacey House and Gardens

Surrey, The gardens at Polesden Lacey are the creation of Mrs Greville, the renowned society hostess.

Powis Castle and Gardens

Powis Castle and Garden

Powys, This famous 17th century garden at Powis Castle was based on designs from William Winde.

Ramster Garden

Ramster Gardens

Surrey, Will you ever find a prettier Spring / early Summer than Ramster. We do not think so!

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