Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead lake with autumnal colour on the trees

Visit one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and see vistas highlighted with burnished leaves and rusty colour palettes.

With a lake at its centre, the garden is planned with temples and follies and a planting scheme which allows the colours to wash through the landscape of a 6-8 week period.

Towards the end of August, the North American maple begins to turn a scarlet red, heralding the start of the autumn season and the Japanese acers, hornbeam, chestnuts, also put on a vivid display. The Tulip trees take on a yellow hue while the oak and beech finish off the season with their bright oranges late in October.