Autumn gardens in Berkshire

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

The blazing colours of the hot border at Cliveden


The borders in Cliveden’s Forecourts remain bold and bright through into October. The Water Garden comes into its own in autumn in as the Acers, Ginkgo and ornamental cherry trees glow with flaming colour reflected in the pond.

Witness and capture the ever-changing seasonal landscape at The Vyne.

The Vyne 

Burgeoning dahlias, reddening Liquidambar and traditionally cultivated hops are set to seasonally punctuate The Vyne's informal garden landscape. You can also see year-round features including a soaring lime avenue, a 17th-century summerhouse and the grand mansion.

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.