Autumn colour in Hampshire

The sight of foliage transforming into the rich colours of autumn is one of the joys of the season. In Hampshire the crimson and purple leaves of liquidamber trees around The Vyne’s lake create beautiful reflections across the water. Look out for the deep red hues of Norway maple in Hinton Ampner's parkland, and the incredible shapes and colours from myriad fungi on our New Forest commons. Your support helps our rangers to continue looking after these incredible landscapes.

Autumn foliage in the foreground with lake behind

The Vyne 

In the ancient woodlands surrounding this former Tudor palace beeches and oaks mingle with sweet and horse chestnuts. The result is a glorious canopy of rich autumn foliage. The yellow and strawberry-red leaves of the native cherry and whitebeam create a patchwork carpet for you to walk through.

Soft autumn glow at Hinton Ampner Hampshire

Hinton Ampner 

In late autumn Hinton Ampner's parkland is littered with yellow and gold foliage from ancient oaks and beeches, Look out for the deep red hues of Norway maple too. In the garden vibrant dahlias are on show well into October, and the rich red leaves of garden shrubs create an impressive backdrop to Hinton’s garden statuary.

Autumn tree at Hale Purlieu

New Forest 

The New Forest commons are beautiful areas of wilderness and woodland to explore, especially on a crisp autumn morning. Look out for incredible shapes and colours from the myriad of fungi that appear at this time of year, from ruby-red fly agaric, to honey-coloured bracket fungus.

Thatched fishing hut on a path beside a river in autumn


The gardens of this former priory are filled with autumn foliage from stately plane, oak and beech. Stroll along a tree-lined chalk stream, whilst a little further afield you'll find magnificent native woodlands.

Uppark at dawn

Uppark House and Garden 

Visit Uppark this autumn and see the garden and nearby woods turn from lush greens into golds reds and oranges. If you head for the south side of the house you’ll be met with a panoramic view over the South Downs and thousands of tree tops.