Head Gardener's Pick

Throughout November the spectacular firework display of autumn colour continues to explode everywhere. Look for contrasting structures, textures, bark and stem colour. The autumn glow is enriched by more fruits, nuts, hips, haws and berries. There is so much to see all over the garden but here are the top five plants to look out for throughout November.

Acer griseum, paperback maple at Kingston Lacy

Acer griseum, Paperbark maple

This deciduous tree offers an attractive combination – peeling, papery, rich brown bark and bright red-orange leaf colour. You can find these beautiful trees in Nursery Wood and the Japanese Garden.

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium', Japanese maple

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium', Japanese maple

The spectacle of vibrant autumn leaf colour is an amazing sight on this deciduous tree. You can find these beautiful trees in Blind Wood, Nursery Wood and the Japanese Garden.

Autumn foliage on the Ginkgo biloba tree at Kingston Lacy

Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair

A prehistoric conifer with fan-shaped leaves turning buttery-yellow. You can find these beautiful trees in Nursery Wood and the Japanese Garden.

Holm oak acorns

Quercus ilexm, Holm oak

This type of oak keeps its leaves all year. Pigs love the acorns. You can find these beautiful trees in Cedar Avenue, Nursery Wood and the Japanese Garden.

Swamp cypress at Kingston Lacy

Taxodium distichum, Swamp cypress

Another conifer to shed its foliage – these soft needles turn yellow-brown before falling. The trunk has attractive fibrous red-brown bark You can find this tree in Nursery Wood.