Autumn at Kingston Lacy
When autumn arrives Kingston Lacy bursts into colour, with yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the garden and parkland.
Exploring the Japanese Garden
The 7 acre Japanese Garden holds the jewel in the crown of Kingston Lacy's autumn colour. Lose yourself in the deep reds, rich oranges and golden yellows of over 40 varieties of acer and over 180 trees the acer glade.
A unique time of year
The Fernery is a great place to spot some unusual looking fungi. The tree ferns start to close for winter and the falling leaves mean the usually sheltered paths benefit from streams of autumn sunshine.
The abundance of deciduous trees in the Nursey Wood means there is lots of autumn colour. If you have the little ones with you, this would be the perfect place to try and catch a falling leaf. Don't miss the peeling bark on the Paperark Maples at this time of year.
This former entrance to the estate was planted in 1835 and is 3.2 km long (2 miles). Enjoy a stroll along this beautiful avenue as over 650 beech trees turn a beautiful burnished bronze.
Dogs can take their humans for a walk around the woodland walk to get to the Japanese Garden. There are more fungi to spot in the woodland and lots of falling leaves to crunch through. Find out more about our dog friendly routes around the garden.
Work in the garden
You may hear the hum of a tractor in the distance as the gardeners work on lawn maintenance. This involves aerating to relieve compaction, scarifying to remove dead material and feeding to promote a healthy root system. The result... a healthy green lawn next year.