Biddulph Grange Garden in autumn

walking lime avenue

Autumn - the time when Biddulph Grange Garden is at its most striking. The dahlias are in full bloom and the reds and oranges of the China Garden will take your breath away just before the leaves begin to fall.

The Dahlia Walk in full bloom
Dahlia Walk in bloom
The Dahlia Walk in full bloom

Autumn colour is spectacular and is nowhere more stunning than in the Chinese garden where the golden larch is now golden and the acers are ablaze with reds and oranges. On a bank in the arboretum, the leaves of a group of small euonymus shrubs turn completely red and further along the leaves of the liquidambar complement this colourful picture.

The magnificent Golden Larch, best viewed in early autumn
China larch
The magnificent Golden Larch, best viewed in early autumn

Late flowers include dahlias and toad lilies, an interesting small-flowered fuchsia in the verbena parterre and four varieties of hydrangea in the bowling green and quoits' ground. For those who want to sit and appreciate the garden, there are several Coalbrookdale seats each with a different design and whilst they are not original, they are Victorian and well worth a look.