Autumn gardens around Oxfordshire

The summer may be officially over, but nobody told the gardens around Oxfordshire. They're still looking lovely in the September sun and in many places you can see (and taste) the kitchen garden produce being put to good use.

Garden volunteer at work at Chastleton House


The fruit and vegetables in Chastleton's gardens are reaching their peak in early autumn. The mulberries are ripening but the medlars have a little way to go.

The fourteenth-century Great Tower from the Kitchen Garden at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Greys Court 

The kitchen garden earns its keep in autumn at Greys Court with lots of produce heading to the kitchen for jam and cakes.

Sandham Memorial Chapel rear garden towards chapel in summer

Sandham Memorial Chapel's garden in September 

Sandham Memorial Chapel near Newbury is a hidden gem. The recently restored garden of reflection is lovingly tended by volunteers on closed days so that you can soak up the early autumn sun in peace.

The Aviary in autumn, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


Waddesdon's garden continues to look great way into the autumn. From the iconic Parterre with its unique carpet bedding, to the statuary and fountains hidden within the grounds.