Abundance of autumn colour at Gunby

Lime trees on the Gunby drive in autumn

As the days shorten and it gets cooler, there's lots of autumn colour to enjoy in the Gunby gardens and grounds. From light brown to deep red enjoy the rich colour palette of the season.

With so many trees in the grounds and gardens, there are autumn colours galore to be found this time of year.

In autumn Gunby's herd of Lincoln Red cows match the colour of the falling leaves
Lincoln Red cattle at Gunby in autumn
In autumn Gunby's herd of Lincoln Red cows match the colour of the falling leaves

As you approach the entrance, you'll be greeted by the lime trees that flank the drive. They turn a glorious golden before they drop their many leaves.

Welcome to Gunby Hall this autumn
Entrance of Gunby Hall and Gardens in autumn
Welcome to Gunby Hall this autumn

In the gardens the shrubs and plants may be losing their flowers, but some of the foliage is still showing off its bright colours.

Some leaves are turning bright red in the gardens this time of year
Autumnal colour in the Gunby gardens
Some leaves are turning bright red in the gardens this time of year

Don't miss a visit to the vegetable garden to see if the pumpkins have been harvested. The Gunby cats can often be found nearby.

Gunby cat Committee is inspecting the pumpkin harvest
A Gunby cat sitting among the pumpkins
Gunby cat Committee is inspecting the pumpkin harvest

In October the golden colours of enormous beech tree, which is more than 200 years old, offer a lovely autumnal scene when viewed from the side door of the house. 

Autumnal view from the side door at Gunby
Autumnal view from the side door at Gunby
Autumnal view from the side door at Gunby

If you go for a walk around the grounds, do step inside St Peter's Church on the edge of the garden. It looks particularly mysterious on a misty autumn morning.

Gunby's St Peter's Church on a misty autumn morning
Gunby's St Peter's Church on a misty autumn morning
Gunby's St Peter's Church on a misty autumn morning

Why not venture out a bit further and go to the ice house pond? This time of year the autumn leaves reflect beautifully on the water surface. On a still day you can take a photo that's nearly a mirror image.

Autumnal reflections on Gunby's ice house pond
Autumnal reflections on Gunby's ice house pond
Autumnal reflections on Gunby's ice house pond

Just beyond the ice house pond you can follow the woodland belt and enjoy crunching the leaves on the path.

Crunch the autumn leaves on the path in the woodland belt
Trees in Gunby's woodland belt in autumn
Crunch the autumn leaves on the path in the woodland belt

We love to share your autumn colour photos on Gunby's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Email your favourite shots to: Astrid.Gatenby@nationaltrust.org.uk