Autumn colour at Kingston Lacy
The autumn colour at Kingston Lacy is not to be missed this year. Discover the best spots around the garden, what to look out for and where's best to catch a falling leaf.
New for 2016
Join the Head Gardner at Kingston Lacy for an exclusive walk around the garden and parkland taking in the spectacular autumn colour. After the walk. enjoy a warm lunch in the stables cafe where there will be a chance to ask questions and discover more about the garden and its stories. £10 per person (includes lunch). Normal admission applies. Booking essential via the What's on page or by phone 0344 249 1895.
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 in September and October and the falling leaves mean the usually sheltered paths benefit from streams of autumn sunshine.
Exploring the Japanese garden
The 7 acre Japanese garden holds the jewel in the crown of Kingston Lacy's autumn colour. There is time to lose yourself in the deep reds, rich oranges and golden yellows of the acer glade. In the Japanese garden there are over 40 varieties of acer and over 180 trees.
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.
Not to be missed
The kitchen garden is a flurry of activity during September and October. The growing spaces are harvested of fresh seasonal veg which go on sale in the Produce Shop. Cook up some warming autumn food with leeks, sweetcorn, kale, parsnips, squash, pumpkins and knobbly gourds.
The nursery wood
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.