Autumn colour in the South West

Autumn colour blazes across the South West at this time of year. Find some of the best spots to see autumn colour in gardens, woodlands and on walks.

Family playing in autumn leaves

Autumn at Antony

Say goodbye to summer, breathe in the crisp air and see what Antony has to offer this season. The 'champion' trees in the garden are resplendent at this time of year. Autumn is a perfect time for welly walks, hunting for pumpkins at half-term, enjoying the cosiness of a still lived-in family home & hot chocolate with marshmallows in the colonnade courtyard tea-room.

A deer in Ashclyst forest

Ashclyst Forest

Ashclyst Forest is one of the largest woods in East Devon and a haven for butterflies, bluebells and birds. With car parking and waymarked trails Ashclyst is a great place for a walk on the wild side.

Rich reds of Brownsea

Rich reds of Brownsea walk

Take in the rich reds of autumn amongst the habitats and wildlife.

River Teign in autumn

Top 10 autumnal views on the Castle Drogo estate

Discover the best autumnal views that have been taken on the estate by social media users.

An autumnal view of Coleton Fishacre

Exploring the garden in autumn

There's a nip in the air and the leaves are turning on the trees. Autumn in the garden is a riot of colour; the garden team have shared some of the top things to look out for this season.

Apples on a tree in autumn

Autumn colour at Compton Castle

In autumn months the garden and countryside surrounding Compton Castle fill with warm golden colours, and the castle becomes a cosy retreat where you can warm yourself by the fire in the Great Hall.

View of Cotehele Quay through autumn leaves at Cotehele, Cornwall

Autumn colour at Cotehele

Cotehele is full of the colours of autumn. The planting in the garden looks beautiful at this time of year and there's the woodland walk by the Chapel-in-the-wood and along Morden Stream to the mill too.

It's always fun to play in the autumn leaves

Autumn's highlights

Find out what you can see on Crickley Hill during the autumn.

Bastion Tower covered in leaves

Autumn colour

A walk to the Keep Garden brings with it wide views over Dunkery Beacon and the Bristol Channel. The South Terrace offers views across the former deer park which will be full of colour and the opportunity to spot red deer.

Dyrham Park pond is framed by oranges, reds and yellows in autumn

Autumn at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is transformed with each season. Autumn is filled with interest for nature lovers.

A man, woman and dog sat on benches in Greenway garden in Autumn

Exploring Greenway garden in autumn

A walk through the relaxed woodland garden is filled with the sound of leaves crunching underfoot and glimpses of the River Dart.

Nature's bounty at harvest time

Autumn at Kingston Lacy

As summer moves into autumn find out more about the events we have planned this season and discover the best places to see the autumn colour and produce in the garden.

A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn

Autumn at Lacock 

From the atmospheric abbey cloister to the changing colours in the woodland grounds, Lacock is the perfect place for an autumn walk. There's plenty to see and do inside the abbey and museum too.

Suspension bridge in autumn with golden brown leaves on trees

Soak up the changing autumn colours at Lydford Gorge

Enjoy a glimpse of golden sunlight through the changing leaves. As the season moves into autumn the gorge takes on hues of yellow, brown and orange.

Fungus by bridge

Autumn in the garden at Prior Park

There's plenty to discover beyond the traditional autumn colours at Prior Park. Find out what you can see, or try spotting some fungi.

Footpath on West Exmoor

Autumn walks in North Devon

Stretch your legs and enjoy the changing colours of North Devon this autumn

Snowshill Manor in Autumn

Snowshill this autumn

Autumn is a special time at Snowshill. From autumn colour to apple harvest, and autumn family trails to a mindful meander in the garden, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

A view across the lake at Stourhead in autumn

The autumn display

Stourhead is one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and in autumn you can see vistas highlighted with burnished leaves and rusty colour palettes.

a purple crocus

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.

Magnolia flowering in Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Explore the garden

Winding your way through the garden as you'll see signs of spring emerging in spectacular fashion with magnolias, daffodils and rhododendrons bringing vivid colour back following the winter slumber.

Autumn colours of Acer palmatum

Autumn walking at Trengwainton Garden

Here in the far west of Cornwall, the warm, sunny days often stretch into September and October. When going for an autumn walk, what can you expect to see in the garden?

Autumn leaves at Dudmaston in Shropshire

Autumn colour

Though the sun is getting lower in the sky and the days are getting shorter, the garden at Trerice is still as beautiful as ever.

Tyntesfield autumn mist

Autumn walks at Tyntesfield

Make the most of the autumn colour with walks across the Tyntesfield estate.