Last of the summer glow at Ham House and Garden
As the light begins to mellow in September, the gardens at Ham continue to delight in ever more ways. With the beginnings of the autumn transformation and lovely bursts of colour enjoy and gentle wander through the gardens at Ham.
Along the south terrace the Cannas are provide a lovely burst of tropical colour right the way through September. These architectural plants stand out beautifully against the house and newly clipped yew hedge. The Amaranthus with their deep purples leaves echo the deepening autumn colours.
Down the steps and past the sweeping lawns the serenity of the wilderness garden is enhanced by the gentle dappled light coming through the trees now just starting to turn. Pause a while in one of our summer houses to enjoy this peaceful space, or shelter from a shower of rain. The squirrels in the trees are certainly making the most of the last burst of summer as they whizz around the trees you can hear them chattering away.
In the Kitchen Garden there is flavour as well as colour. Visitors have been greatly enjoying our edible flower plots, where you can currently taste anis hyssop, nasturtiums and clove pinks. Scent also rises from the herbs; basil, thyme and parsley.
Close by there is something stirring as the pumpkins and squashes creak and groan as they ripen in the autumn sunshine.