Autumn colour at Claremont Landscape Garden
Once a favoured royal retreat, Claremont's sculpted landscape provides a stunning backdrop for a rejuvenating October stroll. An autumnal treat hides around every corner: 300-year-old sweet chestnuts loose their bounty, lime-lined avenues light up in yellow, and piles of crunchy leaves gather, awaiting the joyous leaps of tiny boots. Here's a taster of the best to see this season in the garden.
Though easily ignored at any other time of year, the liquidambar is truly the king of autumn, with an incredibly diverse palette of seasonal colour from maroon to yellow and everything in between.
Tulip tree magic
Duck under the canopy of the lakeside tulip tree and you'll find yourself in a private world of beautiful, bright yellow foliage.
Take a look at its fruit in autumn and you'll see how the strawberry tree got its name. See if you can spot one of these unusual specimens in the garden.