Autumn colour at Cotehele

View of Cotehele Quay through autumn leaves at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele is ablaze with autumn hues of red, orange, yellow and brown and the ground is a carpet of crunchy leaves. A stroll around the garden reveals the best of the seasonal colour and sounds.

By the house

The Upper and Valley Gardens are full of colour as the trees and the borders around the ponds turn with the seasons, and don't miss the Acer Grove, where the fallen leaves crunch underfoot.

It's well worth taking a stroll up to the Mother Orchard too, where the rows of trees look spectacular at this time of year after the apple harvest.

Autumn in the Upper Garden at Cotehele
Fallen leaves and wheelbarrow in the Upper Garden in autumn at Cotehele
Autumn in the Upper Garden at Cotehele

Woodland walks

You'll see plots of autumnal colour if you take a walk through the Valley Garden and along the woodland path past the Chapel-in-the-wood. There are fantastic views across the river to Calstock Viaduct from here as well.

Dog walkers in the woods at Cotehele
Two walkers with a dog in the woods at Cotehele, Cornwall
Dog walkers in the woods at Cotehele

Quayside

From the Quay you can walk along Morden Stream to the Mill through the woodland and take the turning up to the weir for a more secluded stroll.

The river Tamar and Cotehele Quay in autumn
Autumn colour on the river Tamar at Cotehele Quay, Cornwall
The river Tamar and Cotehele Quay in autumn