Autumn colour at Claremont Landscape Garden

Capability Brown's ha-ha in autumnal splendour

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.

Claremont's lake in autumn

Let us show you around 

Take a guided tour of the garden to see more of Claremont's understated autumn charms up close. Tree tours and history walks run throughout the season.

Chicken in the woods

Mushrooms galore

Discover a whole world of mushroomy oddities like oakbug milkcap, deceiver, and orange-peel fungus on a fungi foray. Sun 29 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm. Adult £10, child £5. Book on 01372 476436.

A boy enjoying some lunch in the cafe at Claremont

Food and drink 

The café serves hot and cold lunches every day, as well as meals and lunchboxes for children. Highchairs and bottle-warming facilities are available. This autumn you'll also be able to order drinks from inside the garden, at the hut by the play area.